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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How to Break Free from “Fluffy” Writing

When teaching my high school students how to write for radio, a common problem surfaces. Many students struggle to break free of that "high school essay" writing style which asserts more is more. Use fluff to fill space! Dance around the subject to downplay lack of confidence! Meet that page requirement! Write 3,000 words without... really... saying... anything. And so on. …

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TOP TEN Thought-Provoking Prompts

Here are some blog post ideas to get the writing juices flowing. Remember that any online writing or digital publication love multimedia. Capture video, audio, or photographs to accompany your written words. Data is interesting to look at. Find new ways to display old information through charts or graphs. Don't be afraid of quick sentences …

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The Art of Perception: Rethinking How We See

AMHERST, Mass.--At the University of Massachusetts Amy E. Herman gave a lecture to a group of art history students about the art of perception.  She began her Mar. 29 lecture with a warning, “Refrain from using two words--obviously and clearly.  We live in a complex world where nothing is obvious and nothing is clear.” Herman …

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