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If you've ever stared at your keyboard, lamenting how much your writing sucks, good news! You found us. And we're here to tell you to snap out of it. 

STRONG HINT: Your writing does not suck. You're just not done yet.

So, whether you're a new penmonkey or a seasoned word-slinger looking for new perspective, listen in and find some nuggets to nudge you along until you find your own momentum.  

Feb 10, 2020

Like the rest of a novel, successful dialogue needs balance for it to work. Aside from an accurate dialogue tag, it should try to include plot-relevant information, character dynamics, and/or characterization in general.

The group ponders the influence of texting and emoji shortcuts when writing effective dialogue, and discusses the “deadly sins” of using adverbs and exclamation points. Are they as big a no-no as we think for all books?

Jess once again tries to convince the others of something they’re pretty sure she made up, and Anne and Tracey prove they are terrible at British accents.


QUOTE: “You will never always be motivated. So, you must learn to be disciplined.” – currently Unknown


CREDITS: This episode of Your Writing Does Not Suck was recorded and edited by Anne M. Belen.