I Watched As Filters Messed Up My Story

Want your writing to have impact and look polished? Here is some great advice from Dan Alatorre.

Dan Alatorre - AUTHOR

coverYeah, we’ve all done it. You’re writing a story and the words are flowing and when you look up… it’s full of filters.

What?

What are filters? Glad you asked.

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Using my unreleased manuscript An Angel On Her Shoulder, I am showing you my techniques for reworking a story into a more readable, more enjoyable piece.It’s 45+ lessons in about 45 days. (To start at Chapter 1, click HERE.)

To view it best, bring up the two versions in different windows and view them side by side to see what was changed.

Then give me your thoughts in the comment section.

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I watched as

– That’s a filter.

What comes next is your story. Cutting the filter makes for a cleaner, smoother, more engaging story.

I watched as the dog bit the man.

Cut “I watched as”

Yeah, but I was there and I was…

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About Eva Blaskovic

I am a multi-genre author of literary fiction and fantasy, and writer of non-fiction articles on parenting, writing, education, health, and travel. My background encompasses both the sciences and the arts. I teach at a specialized clinic for learning difficulties and mentor young authors. In addition to writing and teaching, my passions are weather, Indian food, gardening, and music. I have played eight musical instruments and spent many years immersed in taekwondo and karate. In my youth, I was an avid canoeist. I was born in Prague, Czech Republic, grew up in Ontario, Canada, and moved to Alberta in 1988, where I raised four children.
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