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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Want to be a part of my Strength in Numbers series?

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Hey, friends! Want to be a part of my Strength in Numbers series? In this series, Strength in Numbers I interview humans at different ages and stages of life. I ask participants the same list of questions to generate thought-provoking responses that give insight to different perspectives in our human experience. …

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The College Essay I Would Write Now

I wrote my college essay the spring of my junior year of high school. My college advisor took one look at my first draft and told me to write something else. My first draft was about my anorexia and depression. More specifically, it was about the dehumanizing recovery process in the hospital. I described being …

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I dug up my old writing and published it because I was afraid to.

This is a gem from the early days of Stories for Strangers. I wrote this at 18-years-old during my first few months of college and published it May 5, 2015. I removed the post when my blog began to receive traffic. I felt embarrassed--partly because the prose was so bad but also because the thought …

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