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Writes and Wrongs #14: Teens Talk Like Normal People (#writingtips)

Because I’m feeling cheeky and super confident today for no particular reason, I’d like to open up a dialogue on the subject of dialogue. In particular, the subject of making … Continue reading

February 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Yeah Write #112: The Parting (#amwriting #flashfiction )

They intended to burn me. I recalled my mentor’s words and they wrapped me in comfort: Some you can push and others nudge but a bit. Orra would berate me … Continue reading

February 20, 2019 · 8 Comments

Protected: Yeah Write #111: Unravelling (#amwriting #flashfiction )

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Protected: Yeah Write #110: The Neverending Truth (#amwriting #flashfiction )

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Writes and Wrongs #12: Beginner Beta Reading (#writingtips)

When I first started reading others work to critique, I panicked. The best I could offer was dialogue pointers and tentative suggestions on run-on sentences. I convinced myself that I … Continue reading

May 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #4: Kiai! Action Tags (#writingtips)

Characters don’t just speak, they do stuff. Eager? Just want to skip ahead to the examples? click here. It can be difficult for me to punctuate dialogue correctly sometimes because … Continue reading

February 10, 2016 · 5 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #3: The Fall of Said Bookisms (#writingtips)

Unless your character is a Parseltongue, she doesn’t hiss. If you want to skip the intro-babble and get right to the examples, click here. I’m old, thus, the infamous “said-bookism” … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · 8 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #2: Basic Dialogue Punctuation

When you teach you learn. First, I want to take a tangent.  If you don’t want to read my introduction drivel, click here. I believe in those above words.  Out … Continue reading

February 8, 2016 · 10 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #1: Fun with Dialogue Punctuation (#writingtips)

I love dialogue. Sometimes I will write a  scene just so I can use a quippy exchange later. I adore how you can produce a different pace and evoke feeling … Continue reading

February 6, 2016 · 6 Comments

Yeah Write #5: The Whole Megillah – Fiction #242

“Hey, kid, now don’t fret.  No one will miss ‘em.   I can’t stand to see a little miss cry.  You did good.  Can you help out an old man?  I’m … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · 17 Comments

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