Stalling for Time with Tea

I've been working on a few longer stories lately, and have noticed that in every single story, at least one character makes a cup of tea. It made me laugh once I noticed how often it happened. Sometimes multiple characters per story. Multiple cups of tea. Multiple iterations of the same mundane conversation: Would you … Continue reading Stalling for Time with Tea

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Giving Characters Purpose

One thing I've noticed while I've been editing some longer short stories recently is a distinct lack of purpose for the main character. This has cropped up in two stories of mine and is something that had previously been highlighted as feedback in another story. At the time, I was confused by this feedback. I … Continue reading Giving Characters Purpose