Dialogue

10 Dialogue Errors Writers Should Avoid

10 Dialogue Errors Writers Should Avoid

Some writers love writing dialogue and others find it intimidating. Given that modern novels are full of dialogue, it is something we need to take seriously. Readers love dialogue and they often skip chunks of description to get to these exchanges between characters. A year…
The 7 Critical Elements Of A Great Book

The 7 Critical Elements Of A Great Book

What are the elements of a great book? I used to do manuscript appraisals when I taught creative writing full time. I would never have been able to do it without teaching, though, because teaching taught me how to become a critical reader. I learnt…

What Writers Can Learn From The Coolest Podcasts On The Web

I love listening to podcasts and they are great for improving your writing. I have written about listening and using a series like Serial  before. It is a must-listen for crime writers. It’s fascinating to hear how she breaks down the investigation and pulls apart the…
10 Dialogue Errors To Avoid At All Costs

10 Dialogue Errors To Avoid At All Costs

10 Dialogue Errors To Avoid  Writing good dialogue can be difficult. I have included some of the most common dialogue errors beginner writers make. If you avoid making them, your dialogue will be reader-friendly. Stilted exchanges – Your dialogue may not sound natural. This is one…
Why Repeating Yourself In Dialogue Can Be A Good Thing

Why Repeating Yourself In Dialogue Can Be A Good Thing

This is the fifth step in my dialogue series, How To Write Fabulous Dialogue In 5 Easy Steps. Step 5: Why Repeating Yourself In Dialogue Can Be A Good Thing Today, I want to talk about why repetition is a powerful writing tool. Used correctly, it becomes a…
Why Adverbs Are The Tequila Of Writing Dialogue

Why Adverbs Are The Tequila Of Writing Dialogue

This is the fourth step in my dialogue series, How To Write Fabulous Dialogue In 5 Easy Steps. Today, I want to talk about adverbs and why you should try to avoid them. Step 4: Just Add Verbs Adverbs tell us how something was done. You…
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