Adding dialogue to a story allows your characters a chance to speak for themselves. Characters who speak for themselves are more engaging to the reader because dialogue brings out personality. 464 more words
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I water it once a week
I write poems at almost the same interval.
A sprinkle of water
A short, easy poem.
To keep things alive
For another week.
In a response to last week’s post about MFA vs. NYC, a commenter who goes by the avatar Joplingirl noted that, “Finding a voice is inherently about bringing to the page a silenced story.” I love that idea, and the thought has been returning to me occasionally since, no doubt because of the number of stories I’ve been reading for… 303 more words
Finished a fiction proposal, then a non-fiction proposal, sent both to my agent then just returned from a writer’s conference, (that’s me walking down the hallway to a session) With proposal zoomed off from the agent to the publishers, said a prayer, took a deep breath, and now I’m moving on to the next project. 1,310 more words
I love my job.
Besides writing stories and books, I teach essay and creative writing to a handful of students. In one of my groups, a high school essay class, we worked on several different types of essays. 167 more words