How to write better character dialogue

https://youtu.be/3WRLeglohbg Hi everyone! Today I wanted to talk about quick ways to improve character dialogue. I'll keep this short and sweet so you can be well on your way to editing that manuscript. Understand the purpose of the scene. Each scene should change the direction of the story, reveal something new about a character or …

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Write With Me!

https://youtu.be/GGGd9GIOdpg Write with me! Choose from my list of prompts, or work on a project of your own, as we work together for the next hour. Sometimes we need some motivation and someone to hold us accountable as we try to be consistent with our work. Ready to write? Welcome, stranger! My name is Allyson. …

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The Blue Moonberry Wolf and the Wicked Child

This is a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood I wrote for my public relations class from the wolf's perspective. Enjoy! -Allyson (the wicked child) Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful wolf named Wolfgang. He lived deep in the far-away forest where the foothills shimmered with emerald blades of grass while babbling brooks …

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Journalism, A Worthless Degree?

Your father says a degree in journalism promises a less secure future than degrees in STEM. Your mother thinks an art degree will keep you safe from the dangerous assignments journalists undertake. This 2012 article by Forbes comments on a report by Career Cast that lists journalism as the fifth worst job, above oil riggers …

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LISTEN: Never Give Up | Media Lab Podcast #6

LISTEN HERE This is the sixth installment of New England Public Radio's Media Lab Podcast. I am delighted to be a part of such an inspiring venture and feel honored to share our students' stories with you. In this week's episode, be inspired and stay strong with these Media Lab stories that explore hope by overcoming …

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A Different Kind of Dream Catcher

I sleep with a voice recorder, a pen, and a slew of chewed up notebooks by my bed. I also sleep with a light on. I have nightmares. They vary in subject matter, intensity, plot, whether they succeed in their aim to terrify, but they're relentless. Sometimes I snap into reality, falsely thinking I'm awake, …

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