DON’T SELL YOURSELF SHORT

brennanwrites

It’s not productive to dwell on what you can’t do. As a writer, you can create any scenario you choose.
If dialogue is your weak suit, study your favorite author’S novels and see how they handle it. Activate text to talk on your computer and have your dialogue read back to you.
Does your dialogue sound stilted, or is it how you want your characters to speak? Don’t get carried away with dialogue tags. I cringe when I read: He said nervously or she said nastily. You just told the reader the emotion you want to relay. Instead, show them.
How was your male character nervous? Did he tap his fingers when he spoke? Did he tug at his necktie or shirt collar? Raise up on his toes? How about your nasty female character? Did she glare? Cut off the speaker in mid-sentence? Raise her chin? You’re reader will get…

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About brennanwrites

I am an author, a public speaker on writing, and belong to four writer's groups. I lead a writing class the first Monday of every month.My books, "Don't Dance on my Heart," and "Broken Promises," are available on Amazon.com
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