Filtering Pt. 1 – The Basics reblog from Wattpad’s Teklis. A really interesting article and something I’m sure I do a lot

Hmmm…I’d better look out for this during my editing. Fairly sure I’m guilty 🙂 Thanks very helpful

H.W. Greenwood

A while ago, someone gave me some writing feedback, and in a handful of comments, one person dug into my work and left it a smoldering heap of trash. I was impressed how much they gutted me when I thought I was a better author.

Fast forward two weeks, after my ego healed, and I looked into the things I had dismissed: filters. That word appeared in almost every comment. I couldn’t figure out what they meant, and they offered no explanation. Filters? How do you filter with words?

I searched high and low for this elusive term and discovered little on the topic, and what I read only explained the surface of what filtering is. Since then, I’ve put in a lot of work to understand what it is and what it isn’t (because sometimes a filter word doesn’t act like a filter), and I believe I can make this vague…

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