5 Ways to Avoid Continuity Gaffes – by Dana Isaacson…

on Career Authors:

Readers should never stop in a work of fiction, scratch their heads and wonder: Didn’t we learn in Chapter One that Great-Aunt Hortense was dead?

Even more persistent and hard-to-stamp-out irritants are the small switches an author will make in the course of writing. The red dress turns into a red shirt, or into a pink dress. The living room is the kitchen several pages later even though the character hasn’t been described as moving to another place.

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3 thoughts on “5 Ways to Avoid Continuity Gaffes – by Dana Isaacson…

  1. Some great advice here. I’m a hybrid when it comes to writing, but I am obsessive about details. I use chapter headings, and in particular, scene headings to give me a running ‘outline’. In the end though, nothing beats putting the MS away for a while so you can edit it with fresh eyes. That’s when all sorts of problems leap off the page at you, including inconsistencies!

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