I Watched As Filters Messed Up My Story

Here is another great post from Dan Alatorre on the use of filters in your writing

Dan Alatorre

coverYeah, we’ve all done it. You’re writing a story and the words are flowing and when you look up… it’s full of filters.


What are filters? Glad you asked.


Using my unreleased manuscript An Angel On Her Shoulder, I am showing you my techniques for reworking a story into a more readable, more enjoyable piece.It’s 45+ lessons in about 45 days. (To start at Chapter 1, click HERE.)

To view it best, bring up the two versions in different windows and view them side by side to see what was changed.

Then give me your thoughts in the comment section.


I watched as

– That’s a filter.

What comes next is your story. Cutting the filter makes for a cleaner, smoother, more engaging story.

I watched as the dog bit the man.

Cut “I watched as”

Yeah, but I was there and I was…

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