2. Watch your word count. Ideally, you want to keep your book between 40,000 and 100,000 words.
3. Avoid overwriting ( i.e. The stifling and choking smoke made it hard to breathe. VS. The smoke was stifling.) Notice the difference. This is something every writer will struggle with from time to time.
4. Write dialogue that fit the characters and time.
5. Indent and use quotation marks to indicate character dialogue.
Entertaining and provoking thought within his readers are the main hopes former U.S. Army soldier & thirty-three year U.S. Postal Service employee Charles R. Butts Jr. has when it comes to the creation and release of his work.
When he’s not reading or writing, Charles enjoys spending time with Shawanda, his wife of twenty-five years, his children Amber and Trey, and his grandchildren. He recognizes Langston Hughes, Walter Mosley, and James Baldwin as highly notable influences in the literary world.
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