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Underwriting: 6 Problems And Fixes

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If you read last week’s blog post, you’ll know we looked at some common writing gremlins, such as overwriting, multiple gestures, extra staging, etc (check out the full post here).

When the post went live, a few readers commented on underwriting being one of their gremlins.

As a chronic overwriter, underwriting hadn’t occurred to me, so I looked into it. Turns out it’s not just finding it hard to write enough words. Underwriting also involves leaving out details that can rob your characters of depth and your story of important info.

Those are things I have definitely done when penning my manuscripts. If you have too or would like to know more about underwriting problems and fixes, read on…

Underwriting: Problems And Fixes

Problem #1: Low Word Count

This is probably the first thing most people think about when they hear the term underwriting.

Not reaching a certain word…

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Author: jowensauthor

I'm a geeky, animal/cat-loving author of Fantasy and YA Fiction. I'm a supporter of animal charities such as the WWF. I'm also a fan of anime and sci-fi/fantasy. I'm an avid reader as well, and enjoy mainly reading fantasies, mysteries, and books about animals. I have a B.A. in History with a minor in English. I also dabble in making jewelry, reading tarot, and am interested in the paranormal. You can find out more about me and my various books and writings at my website: You can also find me on Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

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