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Feb 9Liked by Jason June

I love your advice JJ, but would add that sometimes when a note doesn’t sit right with me I try to look through it and search out the spirit of the note.

So in this case the agent is calling out your use of dialogue tags— maybe it’s not really the tags themselves but that the pacing drops out during dialogue exchanges, or that the tempo is off.

I always try to keep in mind that a note, even a super specific one, is that reader’s way of saying — something here isn’t working for me. So I always give that credence but if I don’t like their solution I go looking for another fix, one that works with my vision and voice.

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This is such a great point and you’re so right!! Sometimes notes are hinting at something else that hasn’t quite been named yet!! Thank you for this!!

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