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

Characters don’t just speak, they do stuff.

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It can be difficult for me to punctuate dialogue correctly sometimes because I don’t say to myself, “Self, a comma must follow a dialogue tag if … ”       At most, when I am typing I might do something like say the punctuation in my head:  “Luke (comma) I am your father (comma) he said (period)”.

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

Unless your character is a Parseltongue, she doesn’t hiss.

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Writes and Wrongs #2: Basic Dialogue Punctuation

When you teach you learn.

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I believe in those above words. 

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Miller's Commandments

Henry Miller’s 11 Writing Commandments

1. Work on one thing at a time until finished.
2. Start no more new books, add no more new material to “Black Spring.” 654 more words


How to not fail at writing deep POV

This is my last Post in my POV series and it’s all about writing in deep POV.

So let me start off by saying that this is how I write. 1,388 more words

Writing Lessons

Writing Lessons from a 2-Year-Old

I was watching my two-year-old son play the other day, running from home-base (which was me on the couch) to his kitchen play-set, his car, and then back. 765 more words