New Podcast Up: Writing Dialogue and Wearing Costumes

In this episode, Ryan and I discuss the ins and outs of dialogue and how to make your characters dialogue seem more realistic. What is it that makes great dialogue work and what are some pitfalls that all writers face?  They also discuss their years of costuming and the funniest moments while wearing these elaborateContinue reading “New Podcast Up: Writing Dialogue and Wearing Costumes”

NaNoWriMo Tip #27: We’re So Proud of You!

As I peruse the blogs today I find many of the NaNoWriMo writers have completed their goal of 50,000 words ahead of schedule.  This is great news!  If you haven’t quite reached the goal, then keep at it, don’t quit, and take a hammer to that creative genie. I think it’s great that many ofContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Tip #27: We’re So Proud of You!”

NaNoWriMo Tip #11: Wordiness Part 2

It is good practice to write rough drafts without being too wordy as a common exercise so that we can be better writers out of the gate and not have to go back and do so much revision. One of the ways I write when I’m in a hurry and have to get a certainContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Tip #11: Wordiness Part 2”

NaNoWriMo Tip #10: Wordiness (Part 1)

  Over the next few posts, I will comment on the problem of wordiness and how to avoid it.   As writers we try to create the most prolific prose imaginable, but then again some of us try way too hard.  Here are some ways to avoid it:   1.  Speak Your Lines – ReadContinue reading “NaNoWriMo Tip #10: Wordiness (Part 1)”