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September 30, 2016

I have read many books in which the characters speak "exactly" as they would in real life. This stems from the author's perception of conversation and subsequent understanding of how they feel "dialogue" should be rendered to sound as natural and as fluent as possible.

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September 30, 2016

The flower attacked John.

It has always been said that sentences should be written in the active voice as this creates a stronger feel. True, but the passive voice has its benefits. In the sentence above the focus is on the flower as this is the subject to the verb and...

September 30, 2016

Plot is what you give your characters to work with...or at least it should be. It forms the structure of the story - but not exclusively -  and presents scenarios and situations for your characters to deal with. It links action elements in a relational way - that is, f...