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It’s All About the Reader

I'm up to my eyeballs in books and manuscripts I'm judging for contests, which is great. There's nothing like contest season to reinforce the things you know as a writer and help you remember things you don't want to do in your own books. I want every book or manuscript I pick up to be a… Continue reading It’s All About the Reader

Craft, For Writers

Dialogue: Doing Double Duty

One of the most powerful things dialogue can be used for in our manuscripts is revealing character. The words a person uses and the way she chooses to phrase them says a lot about her as a person. From just a few lines of dialogue we can learn a lot about the person we're talking… Continue reading Dialogue: Doing Double Duty