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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

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 #5: Writer’s Doubt (#amwriting)

Don Music lives in my head.     Writer’s Doubt A question for a promotional writing contest for a book pinged in my mailbox the other day.   It asked subscribers … Continue reading

February 18, 2016 · 4 Comments

Blog Swap #1: Writing Blog Link Party (#amwriting #writingtips)

I am adding something new to this blog.  A link exchange party! Please add your Writing Blog or your Favorite Writing Blog within the category fiction, poetry, or writing tips … Continue reading

February 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Writes and Wrongs #5: The Spotlight Effect (#writingtips)

If you mention it, it better be important. In a rush? Just want to skip ahead ? click here. I have been participating in a writer’s forum which I have … Continue reading

February 13, 2016 · 10 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

Reblog It #7: The Difference Between “Flawed” Characters and “Too Dumb to Live”

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:
Which is more important? Plot or character? Though an interesting discussion—sort of like, Could Ronda Rousey take a Klingon with only her bare…

March 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

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