Category Archives: tension

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Where to begin…Bel Canto

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    September 6, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    Bel Canto by Ann Patchett It’s the compounding effect of implied questions that pulls me through the first two paragraphs …
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  4. Where to begin…The Crossing

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    August 30, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy Years ago, I picked up a copy of The Crossing at the East Lansing Public …
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  5. Where to begin…Fahrenheit 451

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    August 20, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    A little bit of tension, and we’re hooked at page one. From Fahrenheit 451  by Ray Bradbury: It was a …
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