Posted on September 22, 2022 at 9:26 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Direct, forthright communication is generally a good thing in your real life.

But, says author DiAnn Mills, it's less desirable in fiction.

If your characters feel free to say exactly what they want and mean, your story won't have any tension.

Mills makes her case for using subtext in your novel (and provides advice and examples) in a guest post for Jane Friedman's blog.

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