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Les Edgerton Writing always changes. Nothing will be the same tomorrow that is true today. That said, there is very little I would change from what I said then wit…moreWriting always changes. Nothing will be the same tomorrow that is true today. That said, there is very little I would change from what I said then with one exception. Transitions have changed greatly--we're fast getting over marking switches in pov, place and time to more subtle switches today. Eventually, marked space breaks will cease to be as common as those switches will be more subtly marked. The thing is, Hooked dealt with traditional story structure and I don't foresee that changing in major ways--the way human beings accept and process story is firmly ingrained in our consciousness and for good reason--it works.(less)
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AMAZON IS SCREWING ME--YOU MAY BE NEXT.


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Roland Martinez Hey Les, I tried adding your other books but it won't let me add them even though I am a librarian. Do you know if you can claim them from the Leslie Edgerton author page?


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