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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, [...]

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 most of the time—exc [...]

Nourish Your Writer’s Soul

Nourish Your Writer’s Soul
Since spring is almost here, I’m offering “Writing through the year – Winter” as a free gift till March 21. Let me know if you’d like a copy – I’ll send you a SW coupon or the mobi file for your kindle. Here’s what it’s about: (more…)

WriteSpa #48 – Great Dialog Part 3/3

WriteSpa #48 – Great Dialog Part 3/3
WriteSpa – An Oasis for Writers Just as in life itself, there are three key components to every story, no matter how short or long, or simple or complex: People. Space. Time. In other words, characters, situations, events. For a story to work well, all three of these have to connect with each other in a relevant way. If you include a [...]

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

WriteSpa #47 – Great Dialog (part 2/3)
WriteSpa – An Oasis for Writers Last week you listened, you eavesdropped – you were surprised by nuance, misunderstanding, flow, pitch, tone… Now it’s time to write purposeful dialog. By ‘purposeful’ I mean dialog that illuminates characters moves the story along and is fun (or harrowing) to read. How? (more…)

WriteSpa #46 – Great Dialog (pa...

WriteSpa #46 – Great Dialog (part 1/3)
WriteSpa – An Oasis for Writers We talk most of the time – except for when we’re not. The gift of language is part of our existence. We communicate with words far more often and easily than we do through writing or even through an expression like a glare or a smile. And yet much of the time, in conversation as in life, things are not wh [...]

WriteSpa #33 – Sitting Is Deadl...

WriteSpa #33 – Sitting Is Deadly
WriteSpa – An Oasis for Writers Scientists have discovered something new! Sitting is deadly. Spending most of your days with most of your weight resting on your delicate lower spine is dangerous, even if you regularly exercise. (more…)

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 wondering where they came from [...]

WriteSpa #22 – Writing Prompts

WriteSpa #22 – Writing Prompts
WriteSpa – An Oasis for Writers For many years, every morning I write down three phrases that I call my ‘daily happinesses.’ These are simple – usually appealing – images that help me peek into another, more objective, reality. In a way, they are also writing prompts. Each one of these little phrases conjures a vignette, a mood, a stor [...]

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. (more…)
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