|Might've said, "You writers are always upset about someething."|
One of the epiphanies I discovered was the reveal in building my crime story to its climax. "No," screams the grammaraian in me. "It's the revelation in the last paragraph!"
I do try to concentrate on my characters' dialogue. Sometimes, the PI will want to do a "solve" on the crime, instead of finding a solution. It's like those Hollywood scripters, asking to do a lunch and a meet.
A friend and fellow writer says she hates "This is key." It's one in her repertoire of writing pet peeves. "They make me want to scream ‘one more edit!’”
Can we agree to drop the "reveals" in our flash fiction, or do a sequestration?