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Memorable Characters #2

Dear Maggie,  I read and took to heart your post about creating memorable characters, especially the protagonist. So I’ve made my protagonist into an alcoholic but a recovering alcoholic who’s always being tempted to take “just one little ‘ol drink”, … Continue reading

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Flashing Your Readers

Dear Maggie, I know yer not supposed to use a lot of sentences and paragraphs without no dialoge, but really I don’t see no harm in that. My jernalism perfessor always said to write whatever feels right and that conversations … Continue reading

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When to Break the Rules

Dear Miggie, Heard from someone that writing sentences in fragments is aokay. Supposed to be skinny sentences. Thought it would add more emphasis. Did, I think. Anyway, feels good. Feels right even. You think?  Truly, Mr. Skinny   Dear Mr. … Continue reading

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Setting Meaurable and Realistic Goals

Dear Maggie, I read somewheres where it’s important for writers to set goals especially goals that can be measured. So, being a writer myself, I sat myself down and thought and thought and thought. And then it come to me, … Continue reading

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Us Writers Don’t Need No Rules

Dear Maggie,  I ain’t got time to read no rules about writing this here novel I been working on, and I certainly don’t have no time to take no english classes even if I could understand them teachers and all … Continue reading

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Story Beginnings: Beyond the “Hook”

Dear Maggie, I read what you said in an earlier post about using a “hook” to drag readers into my story and that really sounded, like, logical. And I did that but I don’t know where to go from there. … Continue reading

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Be Consistent

Here I’ll discuss consistency. I’ve reviewed writers who tended not to follow any particular pattern in how they punctuated their work. Especially with commas. Those pesky little critters seem hellbent on giving us writers nightmares, even during the day. Especially … Continue reading

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