Tag Archives: fiction

  1. Ups and Downs and Louds and Softs

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    September 19, 2019 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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  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. 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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  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. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. The Central Static Character

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    November 15, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    A few years ago I wrote here that as writers we shouldn’t be afraid of leaving a character static as …
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  9. Voice and the elusive 2nd person

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    November 8, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    Narrative voice refers to the different forms that point of view can take in story telling. Most fiction, whether classic or …
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  10. Cure for writer’s block

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    October 11, 2016 by bradcharlesbeals

    Knowledge. That’s the cure for writer’s block. Knowledge. And here’s the first thing you need to know: THAT THERE’S NO …
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