Quote Originally Posted by Gaston View Post
Good to know, but the program has automatic tracking that you can see tightening the letters as you add words. I find adding words is just the easiest outside of dialogues.

Dialogues are more constrained by spoken economy and spoken style, so with those it is easier to add a lot of 3 dot punctuation, or comas, rather than words... Because of fixing my funky lines, many small things were improved.

What I don't understand is if something's been edited to make it all polished, why anyone would stuff up the shine by adding unnecessary words and punctuation.

Also dialogue doesn't have to extend right across the page, so I dunno why you'd add anything to that.