Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Check out Will Self's office - click here. (Then click on photo to see next photo.)
Warning: these photos are intended for mature writers only.
Friday, February 23, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
When writing dialogue, remember this:
Studies have shown that, in a face-to-face interaction, 58 percent of communication is through body language, 35 percent through how it was said, and a mere seven percent through the content of the message.In addition, how well do your characters listen? Do they always understand the true meaning behind what's being said? Dialogue, and the interaction that surrounds it, can be a great tool to show your character's goals and characteristics as well as a tool to help you manipulate your story.
Here are some links:
Holly Lisle's Dialogue Workshop
Special Tips On Dialogue For The Romance Writer
How To Improve Your Dialogue
Dialogue: The best action
Dazzling Dialogue Tips
Writing Dialogue - Part One
Writing Dialogue - Part Two
Writing Good Dialogue
Ten Tips for Writing Dialogue
Writers' Toolkit - Dialogue
Writing Effective Dialogue
"Good Dialogue," the Editor Said.
Tension In Dialogue
12 Exercises for Improving Dialogue
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Gretchen Rubin over at The Happiness Project has made a list of 12 commandments for herself. I think that’s a great idea. I especially like her first one, ‘Be Gretchen.’ I think I’ll steal it for my own commandments (as well as a couple of others that are perfect for me).
Nienke's 10 Commandments
- Be Nienke
- Do it now
- Do not let emotions rule me
- Write every day (of course, what do you expect on a blog called The Writing Life?)
- Stand up for myself
- Believe in myself
- Enjoy life – every day and every moment
- Don’t take things personally
- Do something nice for myself every day
- Don’t betray myself
What would be on your list?
What would be on your protagonist's list?
Friday, February 09, 2007
And, since you're not writing, why not check out online writing magazine, Vision?