‘Tell them to write as honestly as they can.
Tell them to ponder their characters to make sure that the emotions their characters feel and the decisions their characters make—their choices, their courses of action—are consistent with the characters they have envisioned.
And tell them to check and recheck each sentence to be sure they have communicated what they intended to communicate.
And to ask themselves, What does this sentence say? Are its nuances the nuances I want? Tell them that’s what they have to do if they aspire to write a damn good novel.’
~ Lester Gorn