Tag Archives: writing

  1. The Weight of Words

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    May 6, 2018 by bradcharlesbeals

    I have five sons. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the words I use with them. And I find myself …
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Ups and Downs and Louds and Softs

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    March 31, 2018 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  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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