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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...

Speakd – Listen to Your Google Docs

Speakd is a free Google Docs add-on that will read your documents aloud. When you have Speakd installed in Google Docs you can open the add-on and press play at any time to hear your document read aloud. Unlike some other text-to-speech too...

Turn Text to Speech With the Voicepods Chrome Extension

A couple of months ago I discovered a new text to speech tool called Voicepods. When I first tried it and wrote about it Voicepods would only create voice recordings based on text that you wrote. This week Voicepods launched a free Chrome e...

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How do you write style guides?

Originally Posted by Sir-KP I don’t know about others, but my characters are ‘alive’ in my mind. Delivering them into text is another thing. If I had a hard time to even remembering their characteristics in speech and mann...

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