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Ink Link Roundup–an infographic to help with crutch words, tips on dialogue, and German

Ink Link Roundup–an infographic to help with crutch words, tips on dialogue, and German

This week features two excellent links from Writers Write! All writers have their clutch words and phrases—it’s inevitable! This infographic, which Elisa is tempted to print off, will surely help you start to trim out the unnecessary words in your […]

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Exposition Through Dialogue; or, My Characters Talk Too Much

Exposition Through Dialogue; or, My Characters Talk Too Much

I explore characters, settings, and plots through dialogue. Pure exposition bores me – gives me nothing dynamic to play with – so I use conversations. Dialogue seems like an easy way around the show-don’t-tell rule. My early stories used that […]

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Script Writing, Or Using Drama Tools to Improve Your Dialogue

Script Writing, Or Using Drama Tools to Improve Your Dialogue

While trolling the internet for interesting articles to share via Anxiety’s Facebook and Twitter, I came across this gem: How to Write Arguments with Maximum Punch. While I feel like step 1 was a given, and I love the idea […]

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Notes on Talking and Writing Diversity from a Newbie

Notes on Talking and Writing Diversity from a Newbie

I know privilege conversations can be difficult, and I know that to say I’m not trying to be political by bringing up privilege would be a lie. However, I am able to look at my privilege and that of others […]

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A Little On Dialogue

A Little On Dialogue

I love dialogue. Maybe a little too much, at times. Where that fine line exists between dialogue that illuminates the plot and characters the way it should and dialogue-as-exposition, I’m not good at finding. In the first couple drafts, anyway. […]

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