#13 — Dialogue tags vs. action beats Dialogue tags can be tricky. But they're easy to understand after knowing the difference between them and action beats. Dialogue tags show who's speaking and how they're speaking. These can include but are not limited to: Begged Exclaimed Grumbled Muttered Mumbled Said Screamed Shrieked Snapped Whispered Yelled Dialogue … Continue reading Common writing mistakes #13
We can’t tell a “single story”
So, I watch Ted Talks from time to time. One of them caught my eye recently, and I decided to share it with y'all. It's called "The danger of a single story" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Toward the beginning, she mentions how: "All my characters were White and blue-eyed. They played in the snow. They … Continue reading We can’t tell a “single story”
Overworking is easy for a writer. Writers are constantly thinking of poetic lines and/or story developments. After a while, our stories get mixed up and everything written comes out forced. But is it even possible for a writer to take a break? Kind of. We can psychically stop writing. We can pause and stop ourselves … Continue reading Writing breaks
Happy 1-year anniversary!
Happy One Year! About a year ago today (June 18th to be exact), I started writing this blog. It has grown to become something I didn’t even believe possible with blog awards, small publications, and hundreds of followers. I want to thank everyone that follows me. It’s great to write, but it’s even better to … Continue reading Happy 1-year anniversary!