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Tip of the Day: If you’re not an expert, find one!

When writing a story, there are often areas that a writer doesn’t have personal experience in, or is not an expert. Frequently, the writer will fudge the situation enough to glaze over the details, adequately hiding their lack of knowledge or experience in a given field. However, there are some instances where it’s not enough. Terminology is being used, but your research has led you down a rabbit hole that you can’t dig yourself out of. If you are not expert, find one! Most professionals are more that willing to help set you on the right path, if you ask nicely. Some of them might even be willing to be a Beta reader, looking at your manuscript and highlighting all the areas where your scenario just doesn’t work in reality.

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