Tips on Writing Dialogue

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Some advice and an exercise from Paul for 15-01-2021 Dialogue is good for expanding both character and plot Publishers often say novels need more if it! It draws the reader in and can move the action if the story along quickly Good dialogue is real… but not too real Listen to real conversations. It’s full of pauses and unfinished senrtances …

Fri 17th April 2020

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This will be our first online meeting! Looking forward to our on-screen meeting tomorrow, the 17th, at our usual time of 7:30 … here’s the link to zoom, courtesy of Fabrizio who is our host and inviting you all … with a few pointers below for those less used to what happens: (It should just work in a web browser …

Website Update

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We are going to be adding more content to the website, both tips and links, and posts of some of the best writing from our members. Look out for new posts every so often on the posts page or see the links to the sub categories writings or tools & tips.

Lindfield Arts Festival – this weekend!

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We’re at the Lindfield Arts Festival on Saturday 22nd! Do come and join us if you can. We’re part of the main literary programme in a big pink tent on the common: There are some great writers as you will see, and we’re running two writing workshops at 11:30 (for kids) and at 5:00 (for grown-ups) … it’d be great …

A Writing Opportunity!

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Cuckfield Dramatic Society are  looking for comedy sketches for next February on a loose theme of “Dinner” . Sketches for their “February Frolics” are usually up to about 10 minutes long – frequently much shorter, and have only carry on props & furniture as opposed to any special set. The cast is usually a few people – but monologues or …

Yet more quotes on writing

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“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ― Ernest Hemingway “Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything good.” ― William Faulkner “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be …