Category Archives: Uncategorized

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Where to Begin…Lord of the Flies

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    November 11, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    Lord of the Flies by William Golding Book beginnings have always fascinated me. Maybe it was the opening of Genesis …
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  4. Always the last to know

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    September 29, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    If you looked at everything I’ve posted about writing, you’d think Annie Dillard and I were good friends. I quote …
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  5. Blood Bound Promo Video

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    September 24, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    This was fun to make (and a LOT harder than I imagined).

  6. Are these book reviews? An explanation…

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    August 22, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    I’ve tried blogging often and for different reasons, but I’ve never come up with one (blog or reason) that stuck …
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  7. D O N E ! Three years in the making, my 3rd novel is now ready.

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    July 27, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    I haven’t blogged much lately. In fact, you can look back and see that in the middle of 2013, my …
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  8. Oddball Grammar

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    September 17, 2014 by bradcharlesbeals

    Grammar gems from the oddball category: 1. Compound possession… Mike’s and Pam’s phones were stolen. (Each owned a phone; both …
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  9. Save the WORDS!

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    March 29, 2014 by bradcharlesbeals

    This is sad. Every day and all around us perfectly healthy words are falling ill. ¬†Words that were once strong …
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  10. 6 places where FAT likes to hide: OR the hardest thing about writing

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    March 20, 2014 by bradcharlesbeals

    Extra words don’t make better writers any more than extra fat makes better people. But as my students and clients …
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