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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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When Computers Attack

When computers attack, they can do a lot of mental harm. They can do physical harm as well, if they are the right kind of computer in the right circumstances, but I’m not talking about those. I’m talking about the

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Climate Change

April showers bring May flowers. That’s the rhyme, but it often doesn’t work out that way. It’s just a way to make people feel better about the wet days that seem to happen in April in the northern hemisphere. Lately,

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Drunk Driving

I read a news article that a police officer killed two people while driving drunk. You would have thought he would have had more sense. Of course, the first thing to go when you get drunk is common sense. Some

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The Importance of Proofreading

I recently read a book in which a male character felt dizzy and swayed. A female character grabbed him by his anus. What’s that you say? She grabbed his anus? That’s right; the text said she grabbed his anus. After

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Posted in Writing Fiction

Pronouns

Pronouns are useful things. How awkward would it be never to use pronouns? We would have to use nouns all the time. The previous two sentences would not make sense if I didn’t use pronouns. Mary would have to refer

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Perfection

The Spanish painter, Salvador Dali said, “Have no fear of perfection — you’ll never reach it.” I used to strive for perfection. I wouldn’t even try new things for fear that I would not be perfect at them. I’ve matured

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