Category Archives: Uncategorized

  1. Embracing Writer’s Block

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    May 12, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    Fear not writer’s block. It is neither a malady nor a crisis nor an unhappy vicissitude of life, and pushing …
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Voice and Imitation

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    February 28, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    The athlete doesn’t train to get good at training. He doesn’t ride a stationary bike or spend time in the …
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  6. Playing Tag: 3 attribution alternatives for cleaner dialogue

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    February 23, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    Attributing quotation to the right speaker is essential for clarity, but the traditional tag (he said…she said…said the butler) is …
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  7. Where to Begin…All the Light We Cannot See

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    February 17, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    Short chapters. Alternating characters and story lines. One after another. Kind of like these fragments. Thought I might get annoyed. …
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