Writing community, what is one detail or complication which you try to leave out of your current fiction project in order to tell the story more engagingly and/or cleanly? How do you make sure to leave them out in a way that the reader isn't constantly asking where they are? For the purposes of this discussion, magic and tech being used to break the rules of our own world don't count - we are talking about things you just avoid because they're distracting from the story you want to tell. (Art by Juliana Plechkova.)

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