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Pet Peeves

Pet peeves are those little things that people do that annoy you. I have three or four that come off the top of my head. People who throw their cigarettes out of their car windows are a pet peeve. The

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Know Your Character’s Family

You have family, whether they are people you talk to or not, they are your family. You also have friends, unless you are some kind of weird, really antisocial person. your characters should have family and friends too. You may

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A Word About Names

Names are important. They identify us and lets others find us in public records. That’s the heart of genealogy, or family history. Searching records, looking for your ancestors simply work better when you know the name. You would search for

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Posted in Family History, Hobbies

Dialog

Read your story aloud and pay close attention to the dialog. Reading the story aloud lets you hear the dialog as it would sound if your character were a real person and all had your voice or that of the

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