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POINT OF VIEW: Trusting the Reader

Does it Matter

I started in on my edits from the amazing Gus Li today for The Dragon Eater, book one of the Tharassas Cycle. Yeah, I know. Been working on this thing forever. More on that front soon. These books have a lot of mind-to-mind talk between humans and other creatures, and I signify it with italics and an en dash at the start and finish: -Are you sure that’s wise? It might be confusing for the reader.- Shut up. Can’t you see I’m writing here? -Let’s see… drooling, fingers sticky with chocolate, blank expression on your face… yeah, you’re writing.- *shoves … Read more