· Show, don’t tell.
· Get to the action right away. Explain later.
· Remove as many adjectives and adverbs as possible.
· Start scenes later and end them earlier.
· Raise the stakes. Every scene should be about Death (physical, professional or psychological.)
- And finally, most ominous of all, the Grand Commandment
KILL YOUR DARLINGS!
That is, get rid of everything that is probably only of interest to you, the writer.
DON’T BE BORING!!!