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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What I’ve Been Reading Lately

If you're anything like me, you often find yourself winding between the narrow shelves of used book stores, snapping up worn paperbacks that catch your eye and coughing from their dust. If you're anything like me, you start more novels than you finish. You read multiple books at once. You stack them beside your bed …

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Writing a Book? Veganism? Answering Questions Nobody Asked

Hello! I thought I would make this quick post to help readers get to know me as well as make a few announcements. Lots of big plans in the future! I appreciate those who have taken the time to read my work.   Are you writing a book? I am writing a book. Right now …

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In Defense of Slytherin

BY ALLYSON MORIN Because I'm in my twenties and am still waiting on my Hogwarts letter, okay? For a long time I lied to myself by thinking I was Ravenclaw. I love to read, write, and I never had a problem with school... but my heart knew the truth.  Slytherins get a bad rap, I …

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“It’s hard to imagine what a college town would look like without a bookstore”

Amazon@UMass enters its second school year with the university to mixed reaction, announces new locations across nation for 2016.   On Tuesday Sept. 15, Blake Simon accidentally ordered The Republic instead of Republic from Amazon for his political science class. It was a mistake that could have left him bookless as required reading piled up. …

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Ten Excellent Book Recommendations for Reading and Re-reading

BY ALLYSON MORIN I read a lot of books. I read books from every genre and every level of difficulty.  I love books that make me think but I also love books I can stick on the back of the toilet for a laugh.  If you're looking for the next book to read, try out …

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