Illogical

In the latest round of revisions, I’ve been dealing with issues of story logic.  Why this? Why that?  Sometimes people agree that there’s a problem, but I’ve noticed that different people are often stumbling over different things.  Stephen King once wrote: “…if a lot of people are telling you something is wrong with your piece, it is.  But if everyone–or even most everyone–is criticizing something different, you can safely disregard what all of the say.” 

But if I can see why a reader might very well come away from a section with a reaction that I didn’t expect,  I am often quite ready to ditch it even if other people skimmed right past it without the slightest burp or bump.

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