Posts tagged language
How to Punctuate Dialogue: Spoken, Written, and Telepathic

One of the best techniques to increase the pacing and characterization of your story is dialogue. In order for your dialogue to be clear and effective, you have to know how to format and punctuate it. Discover the standard format for dialogue, when to use it, and when to choose a different option.

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Emily St. John Mandel: How to Read Like a Writer

Dystopian fiction is a popular current trend. If you want your story to stand out from the crowd, read Station Eleven. Emily St. John Mendel transforms dystopias. Through a twisted timeline, multiple points of view, and the importance of art, she speculates on how society might carry on after a pandemic deadlier than the Spanish Flu.

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: How to Read Like a Writer

An example of a narrator other than the main protagonist, The Book Thief uses word choice, form, and voice to show Death's perspective on humans during World War II. By studying Markus Zusak’s novel, you can learn how to do this in your own writing.

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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman: How to Read Like a Writer

What do people mean by read like a writer? Find out by exploring the techniques master world builder and wordsmith Neil Gaiman used in his award winning novel The Graveyard Book. Discover how he ignited his ink and created a story that haunts readers of all ages and genres.

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