Writers use red herrings the way magicians use sleight of hand—to distract their readers from seeing what’s really there. In this video tutorial, award-winning author Jane K. Cleland explains how to use red herrings to build page-turning suspense.
Dialogue: Abused and Misused by Joni M. Fisher
Savvy Authors Blog
People recognize terrible dialogue when they hear it in movies, or on television or read it in books. It comes off wooden, robotic, confusing, lecturing, boring or in some way artificial sounding. Examples abound in B-grade movies, comic books, soap operas, and probably in the last book you refused to continue reading. Don’t be that writer.
Dialogue is NOT conversation put on paper.
In my youth, I wanted to be older than my brother, I thought I could run the world and time passed at a snail’s pace.
Funny how my take on reality has changed.
I am okay with my brother being the oldest of 8, I am not going to run for president in 2020 and another week has passed.
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