Writing Reader Observation #11 — Let’s Talk Words

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The very first item in a writer’s arsenal is words. We learn these words via everyday conversation and reading. Sometimes we might even look them up if we don’t know the meaning. Continue reading

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Writing Reader Observation #10–Brass Tacks and Sing Me a Song

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I haven’t written an observation in a while, which may be a good thing or a bad thing. I think sometimes they just becomes rants. Is that good or bad? You tell me. Heh. Continue reading

Reading Writer Observation #8–Make Me Care!

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I had a hard time getting through the last book I read. Although the writing was dry, it was smooth. Sometimes there was quite a bit of detail, but I didn’t think that was the problem. Finally (because I’m slow) I determined that I didn’t care about the characters. Continue reading

Writing Reader Observation #6–Sentence Variety #amwriting #amreading

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I haven’t done this in a while, probably because I’ve had reader’s block. Have you ever had that? It’s especially bad when you have books to review. Woe, woe is me. 😦

Anyway, I hope it’s over as I’ve read two really lovely novels in a row, so I say: onwards!

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Writing Reader Observation #5

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Chit Chat

Specifics have been changed because I don’t remember them and I don’t watch the shows and to protect…well, there’s no innocent here so…onwards.

I recently read dialogue like this in a book calling itself romantic suspense. The conversation between three women revolved around a reality tv show.

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Writing Reader Observation #4: 5 Thoughts for Writers

“Just write every day of your life. Read intensely. Then see what happens. Most of my friends who are put on that diet have very pleasant careers.”
—Ray Bradbury

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Writing Reader Observation #2

“The greatest part of a writer’s time is spent in reading, in order to write; a man will turn over half a library to make one book.”
—Samuel Johnson

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Lifestyle Interruptus

This is a two parter. Interruptions in thrillers and romances. Continue reading