Writing involves choices. Word by word we can harness the power and magic of words. Let’s make the most of our writing choices with today’s post.
There are problems every new writer faces. Let’s look at some of the most common issues and turn them into 3 resolutions to make us all better writers.
Dialogue format is complicated. Quotation marks. Commas. To use said or not to use said, thatâ€™s just one question. Join us today as we set the record straight.
Voice is a vital element of dialogue. Dialogue is essential to express a characterâ€™s voice. How do these intertwined writer tools work together? Letâ€™s find out!
If we want characters to seem real, their dialogue must sound real—both the words they say aloud and the words they say to themselves through inner dialogue.
Dialogue brings so much to a storyâ€”character, pacing, and plot. You might even say itâ€™s essential for writing a book, especially fiction. Letâ€™s talk about why.
Dialogue is one of the most effective ways to show rather than tell information readers need to connect with your protagonist and your plot. Grab these 6 tips!
Dialogue isn’t the only tool fiction writers have, but it’s the best one to reveal character, advance the plot, and inform readers. Find out why!
Want to become a better writer? Studying published writers help you see how they hook a reader, create interesting characters, and structure their stories.
Summer is the perfect time to improve your writing. Susan Ludwig helps you identify problem writing areas and offers actionable tips to solve those issues.
Because dialogue is an essential element of any book, it’s worthwhile to take a specific look at writing great middle grade dialogue.
Dialogue is important in virtually every story you’ll ever write, but in mysteries that importance (and difficulty) is compounded by the use of dialogue in relation to clues.
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Setting and dialogue must influence each other. Let’s look at one conversation in three different places to see how setting influences the dialogue.
183: The Big Effect of Dialogue Attribution
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Properly punctuating dialogue trips up even the most seasoned of writers. Bookmark this post to help you as you proofread your manuscript for submission.
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