I am writing Historical Fiction Novel.

A Reporter is interviewing a Centenarian who narrates the story.

The Centenarian's hobby is closely related the novel.

The throat-clearing also introduces two Characters who are tied to the story, even though they appear much later in the Novel.

How much throat-clearing is allowed? I got it down to 120 words.

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    I've never seen 'throat-clearing' used in this context – nothing beyond the sound: "ahem"…. Is this an idiom? – wetcircuit Mar 14 at 18:40
  • @wetcircuit Rule 2 of writermag.com/improve-your-writing/revision-grammar/… – Marium Mar 14 at 19:35
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    I still don't know what you mean by "throat-clearing". Can you please explain what you mean? – Tanner Swett Mar 26 at 3:05
  • @Marium I can see the phrase 'throat clearing' in Rule 2 of that article, but I don't think it's being used as a technical term. You might get better answers if you explain what you mean in your question :) – DM_with_secrets Apr 26 at 17:35

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