Oh, I Have A New Castle! by Catherine Castle

Great post for writers. #amediting

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Have you heard the story about the goldfish? She was swimming in her bowl and passed the front entrance of the castle that decorated the small aquarium. “Oh, I have a new castle!” she exclaimed. Then she went around the bowl again and spied the fortress once more. “Oh, I have a new castle!” she exclaimed. She went around again, and not remembering what’d she just seen she exclaimed once more, “Oh, I have a new castle!” And again, “Oh, I have a new castle!” And again, and again.

The moral of this story, besides the fact that goldfish have memories that only last for three seconds, is that you, the author, may forget you’ve written a particular piece, or pieces, of information in your story and repeat yourself. While you might not remember dispensing the information, you can bet, that like those of us who are laughing…

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