Wednesday links: Continuity

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I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

1. OOPS! Continuity in Your Novel, from Fiction Notes: Have you ever been reading a novel, but then stopped and doubled back because you came across something that went against an earlier detail?  Did you find it annoying? Most readers do, which is why you need to make sure your novel is consistent. Excerpt: “Let’s say that Marilyn is introduced in Chapter 1 of your novel as a blond-haired, blue-eyed beauty. But in Chapter 10 when she reappears, she’s a brunette. Oops! It’s a break in continuity.”

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