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Opinions on my script

My name is Gabriel, I have been interested in scriptwriting for a while and am very inexperienced. I have been working on a small project called The Lifeboat Man and here is a bit of the first draft. Leave some feedback if you want as it wo...

Colorful Language: Falling in Love with the Speech Rhythms of the American Southwest

YA author Rayne Lacko tells how falling in love with the colorful speech patterns of the American Southwest helped her shape her novel A Song for the Road. When I charted an epic road trip across the American Southwest for Carter Danforth, ...

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Do you ever think having a strong vocabulary is kind of a curse for speech?

I’ve often wondered if there comes a point where having a strong vocab is actually an obstacle when it comes to verbal communication. I don’t know if others can relate with me, but I find that I talk slower, and I have awkward p...

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speech versus tell

For dialogue, they speak their own parts to test if it sounds believable. For the story, it runs in my head and is frequently revised. So for example. I’m starting the second book while my first one is being beta read. It opens with a...

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How do I know if I’ve got what it takes? Or should it remain a hobby?

Recently I’ve called into question the realistic prospect of me ever becoming a professional/published writer.Firstly I want to say this is not a question of my determination or back bone. I was a fashion student (now a graduate.) and...

Netflix Binging: What Does It Look Like To An Outsider?

“Hey, are you still there?” “Do you want to continue watching?” You have the remote, so it’s your decision. Netflix binging can be a real issue and we all know it. When there are a million things to do, it’s easier to sit back, ...

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Punctuating Character A’s reaction in Character B’s speech

Definitely separate paragraphs, because each speaker always gets their own line unless people are shouting an identical thing in unison. If there’s an interruption–as in, the other person interrupts the first person’s sent...

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How do you make a smooth transition from the intro into the story?

I can only say your story should give the feeling you’re going for. Because that feeling must be sustained by the story. If it is not present in the story, then your introduction, even if the feeling you’re looking for has been ...

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Use of Abbreviations in Narration Speech

Hello, English native forum friends. I’m opening this post because I’m in doubt about the use of the regular sci-fi abbreviations in third person narration.Some usual abbreviation examples: lab = laboratorymod / modi = body modi...

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My dialogue is wooden

I see two possible issues with your dialogue, as you’re describing it. One is the idea of dialogue as a tool for conveying information. This can be effective, but it can also be a bit of a trap, leading to characters “expositing...

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