Category Archives: style and voice

  1. We Are Writer Nomads

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    April 28, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    We love our writing spaces, don’t we? And that’s good; the right physical environment is important. But there’s a space …
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  2. 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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  3. Nouns and the Realpolitik

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    April 14, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    I run a search for the term Web site and find these: website, web site, web-site, Website, Web site, Web-site, …
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  4. 10 Tools for Writer’s Block

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    March 27, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    A car not starting is a car problem requiring a car solution. I understand that that’s stupidly obvious, but still, …
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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