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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
“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).
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
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I love reading! Well, no shit. I’m a writer. I think.
But seriously, is there any writer out there who doesn’t love to read? At all? I’d sure love to meet one.
Because everyone knows that with writing comes reading. It is through reading that, we, writers draw inspiration to write. It’s how we improve our craft. Right?