Writing Blog Roundup: dialogue tags, avoid procrastination, two pages, idiot characters, hero’s journey

working with dialogue tags
working with dialogue tags

What I read this week in writing blogs:

  • Help with dialogue tags. What about “he said”/”she said”—do you need them?
  • Ten tips to help you avoid procrastination.  A couple of weeks ago I talked about this distracting world we live in and how procrastinating has been refined into an art form of sorts.
  • Two pages a day. Back in the late 1990s, before I had published my first novel, I had pocketful of literary aspirations and a heart full of dreams.
  • Don’t let your characters act like idiots. The other day I watched a thriller, and was enjoying it. Until the last act.
  • Hero’s Journey. The Hero’s Journey is a pattern of narrative identified by the American scholar Joseph Campbell that appears in drama, storytelling, myth, religious ritual, and psychological development.
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Author: mazeface

Two things I love to do the most include graphic design and writing. I was an editor at a publishing company for several years; I saw the graphic designers at work and thought, 'I'd like to do that.' So I went to art school. I love to read, write and draw. Yes, I am a creative nerd type. I like to read all kinds of books, but science fiction and fantasy is my guilty pleasure. Why am I keeping this blog? It's just a place to keep my thoughts. My brain is getting too full to store them all, so this place is a good annex.

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