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Of Moles and Macedonia: Or, How to Write a Verbose Character Succinctly By Jo Vanderhooft

When I was a child, a talking mole taught me my first lesson about characterization. No, this mole wasn’t a daydream during a boring lecture on fractions, or a fairy-tale fever dream—though he is a fairy-tale character. Like many eighties children, I grew up on Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theatre, a live-action series that retold …
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4 Ways to Improve your Dialogue by Allie Pleiter

Dialogue is the powerhouse of your fiction writing. Well-done dialogue can engage your reader in a way that narrative can’t. It can highlight your unique voice, showcasing your wit and wisdom. It’s the single best way to help readers fall in love with your characters. Really, who doesn’t love Diana Gabaldon’s Jamie Fraser for his …