Quote Originally Posted by Harlequin View Post
I don't think it need be everything; a scene can be okay but with melodramatic reactions that ruin the whole thing.

I'm just totally incapable of spotting that till others read and point it out >.> I'd never sell anything if I wrote in isolation.

realism doesn't intersect well with surrealist settings, though, and my understanding of realistic interactions is very poor.

Have they spotted or mention something that is recurring when they point out melodrama in different stories? For example, do they usually it's going on for too long, or pointing out over the top reaction, or does it tend to be the choice of words, or does it tend to vary?