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i always find wen i write books that i either ramble on and on and drift from the plot or it is too short with no description!
please help

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Hello Sandra,

You are doing the same thing with the sentence (s) that you wrote in the question.  A good exercise will be for you to re-write that question and do it correctly, with correct grammar, sentence structure and capital letters where needed.

As for rambling on or too short, I cannot know without reading it.  If you think you are rambling, then cut the extra wording and attempt to stay with your plot. It takes discipline. Description can come within the action.

Such as:  Wrong:  She had long red hair.  The sun was shining.
         Correct:  She tossed her head, her long red hair glistening in the sunlight.

I find that if I write a whole book, from start to finish, without editing, correcting or censoring, and then go back for the rewrites, I am satisfied with the result.

Try this and see if it works for you.
Happy writing,
Dorothy

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Dorothy K Morris

Expertise

I can answer questions about writing fiction, creating characters and re-writing. I cannot answer homework questions.

Experience

I am a published author of nine novels in The Mockingbird Hill Series.

Organizations
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, NSDAR

Publications
NOVELS in the MOCKINGBIRD HILL SERIES: SECRET SINS OF THE MOTHERS, COYOTES OF CREEK CROSSING, THE EIGHTH EVIL, THE TIME IN BETWEEN, DIRTY RICE, TALLY'S NOOK, FROM THE FAR PLACES, NATURE OF THE BEAST, (THE RANKS OF THE INSANE (to come out summer 2016))

Education/Credentials
Studied writing at at American University in DC

Awards and Honors
Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in The World, Who's Who in America.

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