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WRITING DIALECT

by Eugene Orlando If you have a foreign character who speaks with an accent, capture their sentence patterns, slang, colloquialisms, word substitutions, word omissions, and speech mannerisms. Don’t write every speech sound phonetically. Not only does it obfuscate your dialogue … Continue reading

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WRITING: HOW HARD CAN IT BE?

Image by digitalart, FreeDigitalPhotos.com Is writing a craft? Why don’t many writers master their craft? It never dawns on them because they don’t think there is a craft to master—and that’s because they don’t realize how difficult it is to … Continue reading

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TELLING vs SHOWING Part 3 of 3

When Telling is All Right Excerpt from A Strategic Path to Writing Mastery Showing presents evidence to the readers allowing them to live the experiences of the characters and draw their own conclusions. Showing respects the reader’s intelligence to come … Continue reading

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TELLING vs SHOWING Part 2 of 3

Excerpt from A Strategic Path to Writing Mastery  TELLING: I call this the art of “Tellography.” An author “tells” the story rather than allow the reader to live it vicariously. The advice goes: “tell” as little as possible in your … Continue reading

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