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10 Gremlins of Writers Block Doom a Good Story #WIP #WriteTip #Humor

Are you making progress toward your writing goals today?  Or have you fallen victim to one of these 10 nefarious Gremlins from the shadowy realm of Writer's Block? 1. Mind Muncher This warty, pug-nosed menace chews up good inspiration…
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Character Dialogue in Novels: Write Real Men, Women

Character Dialogue in Novels: Tips for Writing Real Men and Women Ever hear of the book, Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus, by John Gray, Ph.D.? Gray’s title pretty much says it all. Men and women do not think alike. You, being…
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Writing Dialogue for Novels: Tips for Cursing and Swearing

I just finished reading an interesting post by a published author. This writer was lamenting the number of flaming criticisms that readers posted, objecting to the F* bomb in the author's Contemporary Romance novel. While I heartily empathize…
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Writing Dialogue: Why Characters Shouldn't Talk Like Real People

I know, I know:  you’ve been told the exact opposite about dialogue writing by every other fiction teacher and book writing coach on the planet.  And they were right.  To a point.  Now I’m here to explain to all you hard-working fiction…
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Texas Humor: Quips and Quotes from the Lone Star State

Today, I have Texas on the brain.  And not just ‘cause I live here.  I'm writing dialogue for a Texas protagonist. I gotta confess:  as a born-and-raised Yankee (Pittsburgh), I didn’t have a clue how to write authentic, Texas dialect…