S6E8 – The Use of Three

Authors can always be served by returning to the basics of writing. We spend so much time focusing on the grand scale of books – plot, themes, sequels – that the simple pieces of writing which make a story stand out can be lost. This month, Writing Roots is focusing on the nitty gritty, from writing dialogue and humor to developing character voice.

Three is the magic number when it comes to establishing something in writing. Whether it’s to solidify a joke or create a theme, having it three times in your book can make the difference between a reader remembering it and a reader wondering why it was there in the first place.

First aired January 27, 2020.

About the Author
Ley is an editor and author of action/suspense novels.

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