Blooper-Proof Your Novel: How to Find and Fix a ‘Reality Violation’

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We recommend checking out this article: http://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/by-writing-goal/improve-my-writing/blooper-proof-your-novel-how-to-find-and-fix-a-reality-violation

Here’s an excerpt…

by Jessi Rita Hoffman

Scene time and place: A Civil War combat zone, just after a skirmish. Soldiers limp away from the conflict, weary and depleted. One falls to the ground, too weak to make it back to camp. The ground is littered with bodies of the wounded and dead. Far in the background, a white SUV speeds across the battlefield. 

Whoops! It’s a goof in a Hollywood production, and we congratulate ourselves on catching it. We all get a laugh out of bloopers we find in the movies, but when they show up in a novel we’ve written, they aren’t quite so funny. There’s no better way to lose the respect of readers (or of a prospective agent) than to pollute your story with eye-rolling inconsistencies.

Yet this is a common mistake for …

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