Upgrading Your Dialog ep 3 — Profanity, Slurs and Idiom
In part 3 on our series on writing amazeballz dialog, we talk about using colorful metaphors to add authenticity to your characters. Resources Mentioned Star...
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Upgrading Your Dialog Episode 2: Voice
Part 2 on the series on writing sparkling dialog deals with voice. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy The Hogfather by...
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Feedback: Getting the Magic Back
Tim has feedback on Charles' recent question on getting the magic back. Resources Mentioned Question 868: Mental Reset–Fear, the Dark Side, and Finding New Magic
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Question 870: Writing Out of Order
Ed asks: I'm a writer that starts at "It was a dark and stormy night" and writes straight though to "...and they lived happily ever...
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