"So, is there something in particular that worked or didn't work for you...?" I ask Katie at the conclusion of my reading her the latest revision of the story I'm currently working on
"You do this thing in almost every piece of your writing," she replies. "Where a character will ask some kind of question to somebody, and then that guy does this thing where he leans back and takes a drink or does this." She waves her hand airily, as if nothing in the world matters.