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Dialogue in Fiction

I can’t remember whether I’ve brought this subject up before, but a reminder never does any harm – especially with common problems! Very often when I’m reading manuscripts for the writers’ advice services I work for, I come across dialogue … Continue reading

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Dialogue

Dialogue seems to be one of the biggest problem areas for newer writers – not just making it seem realistic and using it to bring characters to life rather than having to tell the reader everything about them, but also … Continue reading

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The “He said” Horrors

Another in my occasional series of blogs to prove that I know everything there is to know about writing. Some people call them ‘tags’, others ‘identifiers’ – those bits you add after a character’s speech such as ‘he said’, ‘John … Continue reading

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The Influence of Film and TV on Writing

In my recent posting about POV I mentioned how I thought the term had perhaps been borrowed from scriptwriting, and said I’d explore how modern fiction is maybe influenced by¬† film and TV techniques. What I had in mind more … Continue reading

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