Writing Tips

The Writing Tips category is to pass on what little I have learned about writing in the hopes you can avoid my mistakes and make new ones of your own ;-).

How to Take Your Dialogue from Anemic to Amazing – PART 1!

Many, many, MANY people know how to come up with a good storyline. Plot structures and twists come easy to them. But there’s one area of writing proficiency that still eludes them. Ironically, it’s the one they actually have the most experience with: Dialogue. I say they have experience because, after all, most of us …

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“Give Them Purple Hair!” – 5 Surefire Ways to Write Standout Characters

THE PROBLEM Have you ever been reading a book and a character pops in who you would swear you’ve never seen before? “But no!” the author insists. “You know this character! They were introduced back in Chapter 3, and they made a very big impression!” “But they really didn’t,” you reply to the imaginary author …

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