Tagged: how to fail

  • How To Fail At Dialogue: The Realistic Method

    Eigen foto Licentie Categorie:Afbeelding voedsel Categorie:Afbeelding cacao (Photo credit: Wikipedia ) One day, my friend Sharon told me, “Carol, you are so cute. Do you know how often you use the word ‘basically’?” This horrified me. My sweet, and generally sarcastic, friend told me of a vocal tic I’d developed. She also confessed she didn’t want …[ read more ]

  • How to Fail at Dialogue: The Tennis Method

    You’ve heard it said,  use action beats when creating dialogue–avoid the ubiquitous said. Great advice when done properly, but when overused, the reader gets a stiff neck as though watching an over active tennis match. A popular series, I won’t mention any names, became a hit despite overusing interrupting beats. The author’s dialogue ran something …[ read more ]