Shakily may not be a four letter word, but in my opinion it’s much worse. It’s clunky and irritating, and has been in every book I’ve listened to over the last six months. At least a dozen times, each.
Say the word out loud.
Doesn’t it sound awkward?
I believe, though most adverbs are just redundant, they can add to the meaning of a sentence when used in a Continue reading
Research has shown that families who eat meals together benefit in physical, emotional and countless other ways. One of the main reasons? Families talk to one another at the supper table. They share the events of their day, both the good and the bad. They debate. They laugh. They argue. They bond. So what better place for writers to improve their dialogue writing skills than a family meal? Continue reading
You finally have a moment to write, but what to do with your limited time? Here’s a practical prompt to kickstart the story you’re working on right now. The clock is ticking, people. Start writing.
Take all the dialogue tags out of your story, and see if you can tell which character is talking by his or her voice.