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bad writing

So Bad, It’s Good

Reading and writing "broken" text can teach an appreciation of what works — and what doesn’t — when it comes to great writing.
writing great dialogue

Writing Great Dialogue: Create Power Moments Rich In Subtext

Power moments in your story set up life-changing events and propel your story forward. Writing great dialogue often depends on the subtext you create in setting up these moments.
creative writing

Nine Ways Editing Software Can Improve Creative Writing

Editing software can improve your creative writing, and since you're alerted to corrections and suggestions, you can also expect to learn a lot and grow as a writer.
three-dimensional characters

Writing three-dimensional characters

In your attempt to create characters your readers crave, these five steps can help you get to know and understand your players well enough to write living, breathing three-dimensional characters on the page.
writing dialogue

Let your dialogue do the talking

I’ve never met a writer who hasn’t wanted her reader to get completely lost in the words on the page. While there are many things that separate fact from fiction, there’s one thing that all writers ignore at their peril: a good, hard, honest self-edit. Let’s talk dialogue. Fiction writers learn quickly that there’s nothing as terrible as stiff, unrealistic dialogue to pull a reader out of the story. The first place to start is by cutting out as many dialogue tags as you can.

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