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by Laura Preble • 5 comments
Walk the walk and talk the talk. Dialogue is key to showing, not telling, in your writing.
Last night, I was watching The Social Network, but I wasn’t watching it purely for enjoyment. I was analyzing the dialogue. What I found was pretty fascinating. The screenplay, written by Aaron So...
by Justin C. Key • 2 comments
Ever thought of writing an epic fantasy? Creating a whole new world? Here are some basic questions to get you started.
Fantasy can be one of the most fun types of stories to write. A writer has an idea for an awesome element, and a whole new world begins to speed through his imagination. But when he sits down to write...
by Nina Munteanu • 27 comments
Technophobes and cynical columnists would tell you that our language is slowly eroding through text messaging, tweet-talk and email-speak.
Technophobes and cynical columnists would tell you that our language is slowly eroding through text messaging, tweet-talk and email-speak. Before long, no one will be able to speak or spell properly,...
by Dan Tricarico • 9 comments
No pain, no quatrain.
Welcome to The Scrib Gym, fifth installment. I’ve noticed quite a number of new members signing up lately, so I thought I should revisit the gym instructions. The Scrib Gym is the place Scribophile wr...
by Laura Preble • 2 comments
In life, and in writing, the universe throws us cartoon time bombs with lit fuses, otherwise known as opportunities.
Edward taught me to drive. It had been two months into our relationship, and I was terrified. “You’ll be fine,” he said softly as he drove his battered brick-red Range Rover to an empty gravel lot. “...
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