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K is for Kick It Up a Notch, Knock It Down the Stairs

Make your story exciting! Who wants to read about spreading peanut butter on bread? No one, not even the person who invented peanut butter. OK, maybe George Washington Carver would enjoy reading about your character spreading the golden paste, but even he would probably get bored with an ordinary description. Now someone nearly dying of peanut allergy and being saved by a homeless man who’s broken into the house to steal your peanut butter – that could be exciting. (I didn’t say scary or unlikely was out.) (more…)