Dialogues and Conversations

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As a non-native English writer, writing dialogues that sound real and natural can be a struggle sometimes. Although, to be honest, I feel like I write better in English than my native language.

I wonder what it says about my patriotism. Hmmm…

Anyway, still, writing realistic but properly structured character conversations proved to be a tedious task. And it’s not helping that there are so many guidelines: Continue reading

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Oh That Writer’s Phase!

 

I don’t know about you but I’ve been in a funk lately. And it’s not just the usual I-can’t-think-of-anything-to-write phase. It’s more like the you-suck-and-everything-you-write-sucks-hahaha-you-loser kind of funk.

To be honest, the only thing that’s keeping me from embracing that funk is the fact that if I don’t write I won’t earn any money. If that happens, well, let’s just say that my piling bills and life in general will be unkind.

I’ll probably end up as a beggar just after a week-long sabbatical.

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On Hold!!!

 

“Writing a mystery novel is easy,” they said. “Progressing the plot is no sweat,” they said.

Kidding. Nobody said that.

But I thought it was.

When I started the Lacey’s Murder Case, I thought I had the plot figured out. After all, it’s kind of formulaic and not a hard-boiled mystery (although I’m dreaming of writing one in the future).

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A Day In The Life Of A Writer

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Day: Tuesday
Date: January 7, 2014

10:35 AM Dollar sat on my face, rudely interrupting my date with a guy who could give Ian Somerhalder a run for his money.

10:36 AM Quick cuddle with my dog. Smiled into space, recalling the hot date vividly. Realized it was just a dream. Smile deflated.

10:40 AM Checked e-mails. Client A hadn’t paid for the work done yet. It’s been 24hours. Felt a sense of panic (read: Paranoia). Did something bad happen to Client A? Hoped not. There are still bills to pay.

11:00 AM Dragged my feet out of bed. Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions, You Say?

First off, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Did you have a blast welcoming 2014? I sure did.

Now with a new year comes a list of New Year’s “Are They Realistic Or Not” Resolutions. I actually stopped writing mine years ago. When I was still serious (LOL) and determined (LOL) to work on achieving them.

Because if truth be told, of all the resolutions I’ve written, I only always managed to cross off one or two items on the list. Can’t blame a girl for trying, amirite? Continue reading

Just in case I’m too busy being lazy on Christmas Eve

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“Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.”

                                                                               — Dr. Seuss

 

Whad’ya know? Chapter 6 is out!

Lacey’s Murder Case (A Lacey Thompson Humor Mystery) Chapter 6:

I’m not going to tell you that Jessica took it lightly. Because she didn’t.

In fact, after I told her about the call, she looked at me with judging eyes. Like I confessed to a heinous crime. Well, I couldn’t really blame her.

The love of her life was found dead. And most likely killed by a mysterious murderer. Who presumably made that call. That I stupidly dismissed.

Boy, it sure did suck to be me right now….Read more here!

 

Book Recommendation: Bras, Boys and Blunders

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Author: Vidya Samson
Genre: YA Fiction/Humor
Where to buy: Amazon

Book Description:

What’s a girl gotta do to get her first bra, her first kiss, her first love?

If you thought the Middle East was all about fatwas and burkhas, think again. Join the fun as Veena, a naive teen from India, bungles her way through adolescence on the island of Bahrain. Laugh out loud as she deals with the intricacies of stubborn bras, crazy parents, racist classmates, first love, and the No-No Club, an abstinence club that degenerates into the Yes-Yes Club.

If you’ve ever struggled with body image issues, ever wanted to be different from what you are, ever wanted a hot guy or girl you couldn’t have, or if you just want a good laugh, this novel is for you, whether you’re nine, ninety, or anywhere in between.

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