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10 April 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Invisible Formatting

Does anybody else hate MS Word’s invisible formatting? Where if you accidentally delete one then suddenly a big chunk of your file goes wonky? Does anyone know if there’s a way to reveal them?

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22 March 2009 ~ 0 Comments

“Sketch a Novel” Link

For anyone who’s thinking about writing a novel check out the following:

http://www.yorkwriters.com/2009/02/sketch-novel-in-hour-exercise.html

I’m just getting started on a novel, an expansion of my latest WotF entry, so very handy timing for me as well.

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20 May 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Dialoguing

“But I’m upset, Susan!!” Brandon countermanded huffily. “I have to use exclamation points!!!”

Susan shook her head. “No you don’t. If the dialogue’s written well enough, the tension of the words will come through to the reader. If you use too many exclamation points, people will accuse you of trying to inject tension in with punctuation instead of writing it in. And multiple exclamation points at the end of a single sentence is a sign of a mentally unbalanced individual. Ask Terry Pratchett.”

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