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Great Dialog – Part 2 – W...

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Listen to internet radio with WriteSpa Oasis for Writers on Blog Talk Radio This week on WriteSpa’s weekly BlogTalkRadio show I feature the brilliant, funny, and sweet writer Claude Bouchard. Everyone knows Claude Bouchard, so he needs no introduction! He’s like the Pied Piper of readers and authors alike. He hails from Montreal, Canada, and […]

Great Dialog – Part 1 – W...

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Listen to internet radio with WriteSpa Oasis for Writers on Blog Talk Radio This week I welcome the thrilling AND thriller writer duo: CK Webb and DJ Weaver, authors of Cruelty to Innocents and Collecting Innocents. We’ll talk about how to write great dialog and welcome YOUR examples – give us a call! We talk […]

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WriteSpa #48 – Great Dialog Part 3/3

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Dialog is a place in writing where the words should become almost invisible and only their implication is revealed.

WriteSpa #47 – Great Dialog (part 2/3...

WriteSpa #47 – Great Dialog (part 2/3)

WriteSpa – An Oasis for Writers: Part 2 of Great Dialog: Purposeful dialog illuminates characters, moves the story along, and is fun (or harrowing) to read.

WriteSpa #46 – Great Dialog (pa...

WriteSpa #46 – Great Dialog (part 1/3)

Great dialog has to sound realistic, but when you read it or hear it, you’ll see that it’s more subtle than “real” conversations are.

WriteSpa #33 – Sitting Is Deadl...

WriteSpa #33 – Sitting Is Deadly

Write somewhere new. Even if the desk and chair routine is working for you, try a shady hammock for a change, or lying on your stomach. Or try writing while you’re standing – you might find yourself gesturing madly and even reading dialogue out loud.

WriteSpa #29 – Biography

WriteSpa #29 – Biography

WriteSpa – An Oasis for Writers It always amazes how little we know about each other. When I lived in New York City, I remember looking up at the hundreds of windows in a random apartment building and imagining the real live stories going on within each apartment. Or watching my fellow subway travelers and […]

WriteSpa #22 – Writing Prompts

WriteSpa #22 – Writing Prompts

Writing prompts are more than just a way to get you started. They are small awarenesses that keep you alive to the subtle qualities of writing fiction. Here is one approach to creating them.

WriteSpa #6 – Men and women

WriteSpa #6 – Men and women

WriteSpa – An Oasis for Writers A long time ago someone (a man) read a book I wrote and was startled into saying, “Wow! You write like a man!” He meant it as a compliment.

Writer’s Block Revealed

Writer’s Block Revealed

In a recent essay on Writers Block and other Urban Legends (http://dosomedamage.blogspot.com/2009/08/writers-block-and-other-urban-legends.html#comments), Jay Stringer defines (and dismisses) the affliction that he says is erroneously labeled as writer’s block. At first, having suffered painfully from this alleged ‘affliction,’ I read his piece with a certain amount of resentment. But then he wrote this:

Favorite Dialogues – 1

Favorite Dialogues – 1

From The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery The next planet was inhabited by a tippler. This was a very short visit, but it plunged the little prince into deep dejection. “What are you doing there?” he said to the tippler, whom he found settled down in silence before a collection of empty bottles and […]

Favorite Dialogues – 2

Favorite Dialogues – 2

From Sleeping Fires, by George Gissing In this passage, middle-aged Langley seeks permission from eighteen-year-old Louis’s guardian, Lady Revill, to take the boy under his wing and help guide him through the shoals of youthful adventuring. Lady Revill is a former lover of Langley with whom he has only recently reconnected, after a twenty-year separation. […]

Writing Dialogue

Writing Dialogue

It helps to think of dialogue as just ordinary conversation – that has a purpose. Monologue is a conversation one has with oneself. Dialogue is a conversation one has with someone else. There are always at leat two people involved in a dialogue. Your task as a writer is, through the voices having the conversation, […]

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