Holly and I went to the GLVWG Writers Cafe tonight, and it was one of the best I’ve been to. I’m gradually getting to know the people there and enjoying hearing each month the stories they’re writing. One of the regular attendees just published his first book, and we got to see copies of it tonight. It’s fun to watch the process happen.
Here’s a piece of advice to share, which came up during the read-and-critique part of the evening: Never have one character say to another something which they both already know. It’s a good reminder not to use dialogue as a device to “info drop” to your reader. Like all rules, I think it has its exceptions, but its a helpful place to start.