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Tip of the Day: Hang a lantern on the unexpected detail.

If you incorporate into your story a detail that one would not expect, then hang a lantern on it by having your characters/narrative comment about how it’s not expected. For example, your spy character might carry a Sig Sauer pistol with a safety. Well, many will argue that Sig Sauer doesn’t manufacture pistols with a safety, but if you call them, they will link you to approximately half-a-dozen different models that do have safeties. Your character might be gloating in the fact that she carries one of those few.

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