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
In light or shadow, I watch. You rise and throw open the curtains. I can almost taste the red hot cinnamon toothpaste. You splurged on a wet bathroom remodel and … Continue reading
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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
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
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
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
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