Posts Tagged ‘dialogue’

  • Eavesdropping


    March 1st, 2012 | Writing Games | journalpulp | 5 Comments

    There’s a game that certain writers like to play — and in answer to your next question, it’s not called Hide-The-Salami (although that one is popular with certain writers as well, myself perhaps foremost among them), but “Eavesdropping.” Here’s how you play: Sit in a public place. Sit near people who look interesting. Have something […]

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  • Rules For Writing: Beware The Overly Prescriptive

    Rules For Writing: Beware The Overly Prescriptive

    September 15th, 2011 | How to write a novel | journalpulp | 8 Comments

    There is a formula (of sorts) to storytelling, but that formula should always be framed in terms of principles, and not concretes. By concretes, I’m referring to these interminable lists of specifics we so often see, which when it comes to story-writing tell us what to do and what not to do but never give […]

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  • Characterization (Part 3)

    Characterization (Part 3)

    July 27th, 2011 | Characterization, Literature, Plot, Storytelling, Style, Theme | journalpulp | 3 Comments

    Characterization is a presentation of the personality of the people who populate a story. Characterization is primarily a depiction of motivation and motive. The reader must understand what makes the characters act in the way that those characters do. It’s been said that one of the truest tests of good literature is when you can […]

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