Category Archives: fiction

  1. That Elusive Stack of Dimes

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    April 21, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    As research for a character I was developing a few years ago, I tried my hand at blacksmithing.   It …
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  2. Fear and Trembling and the Writing Process

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    April 7, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    We’re reading the Romantics now in Brit Lit. One of the drums they beat (and they beat a lot of …
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  3. Ups and Downs and Louds and Softs

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    March 31, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    “This writing that you do, that so thrills you, that so rocks and exhilarates you, as if you were dancing …
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  4. Epistolaries at Dawn

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    March 20, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    Imitating another writer’s voice (as I wrote about here) requires time spent in the work of that writer, but picking …
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  5. Two (more) Uses for the Indirect Quote

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    March 13, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    To speak or not to speak — that is the question.  Last week I looked at the indirect quote as …
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  6. Indirect Quotation as a Breather

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    March 10, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    For the bi-lingual, speaking in the second language can be tiring. There’s a scene in John LeCarre’s novel The Russia …
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  7. Fiction and Random Things

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    March 6, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    verisimilitude: n; the appearance or semblance of truth.   From our puny perspectives, the world around us is everyday filled with the …
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