Monthly Archives: July 2011

Get Your Dialogue Off the Cuff Instead of On the Nose

You’ve all heard it before. Characters seems to say the perfect line at the exact moment. I’m not talking about Arnold one-liners here. I mean dialogue with no hidden subtleness that deflates the dramatic tension. When character’s speak exactly what … Continue reading

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How to Sneak Around Writer’s Block

Just recently I sat down to start a new manuscript. I had the concept, the characters, a few scenes sketched out. Yet I balked. This was the beginning. Every writer knows, those first pages need to be stellar. So switched … Continue reading

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