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DE-BULLET POINT YOUR DIALOG

Dialog is a challenge for a lot of authors and sometimes the common, easy advice like “read it aloud” isn’t enough. It could be that there are writers who read their dialog aloud and think, That’s good—that sounds right for … Continue reading

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DIALOG EXERCISE: TIME, PLACE, AND GENRE

In my one-day seminar Living Dialog, I give each student this little excerpt from Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey and ask them to rewrite it so it’s set in a time, place, and/or genre of their choice. … Continue reading

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I MEAN, ENOUGH ALREADY

I mean, when did this start? I mean, am I the only one who’s noticed this bizarre new trend in which every sentence must begin with the words “I mean”? I mean, it seems as though everyone is doing it, … Continue reading

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WHAT NOT TO SAY

Last weekend I did a one-day seminar on Living Dialog, based on a previous blog post of the same name. For three hours we talked about writing dialog that meets some challenging criteria. For me, “Living Dialog” has to be … Continue reading

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LIVING DIALOG

Week before last, in my continuing education class Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction, I showed the class this quote from the movie O Brother Where Art Thou?: “The preacher said all my sins is washed away, including that Piggly Wiggly … Continue reading

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