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Character Question: Do You Know Me?

Posted by Guest at Feb 2, 2015 9:02 am in , , , ,

by Sally J. Walker In “My Fair Lady” Professor Henry Higgins, Linguist Extraordinaire, proclaimed he could identify a person’s origins right down to country, region and city just by listening to the person.  There is an essential truth to that concept that fiction writers need to learn and practice.  However, there are many influences on […]

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Don’t tell Me Show Me by Vonnie Davis

Posted by Guest at Aug 21, 2014 1:34 am in , , ,

I’m thrilled to be a guest on the FF&P blog today. I’m new to this sub-genre of romance since my first paranormal released two days ago and yet, if you were to see my reflection in the mirror in the mornings, you’d realize I’d fallen into this category years ago. Oh, the sight I see […]

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LET’S TALK by Michele Drier

Posted by Guest at Jun 27, 2014 11:48 am in , , , ,

Let’s talk…  I never thought I could write dialogue. As a newspaper reporter and then editor, I could drop in quotes from sources, but that wasn’t conversation, it was questions and answers. Then out of the blue, I got a call from an acquaintance asking if I’d write a screenplay.  Huh? A screenplay is nothing […]

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He’d Never Say That!!! The Importance of Effective Dialogue

Posted by Guest at Dec 5, 2013 8:30 am in , , , , ,

by Connie L. Smith   “It’s not what you said. It’s how you said it.” I’ve been hearing a variation of this my whole life, and as it turns out – it’s true. A person can say the sweetest words in the world to you, but give them a sarcastic tone and they’re derogatory. Or […]

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Conquering Fight Scenes (Part 1) with K. M. Fawcett

Posted by Guest at Jun 20, 2013 8:00 am in , , , , ,

If you have a fight scene in your romance story, ask yourself the following questions. Why is it there? Is it essential to the plot? Fight scenes, like love scenes, must drive the story forward. They must serve a purpose. They must create change either by resolving something or by complicating something. Change advances the […]

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How to use Real Police Techniques to enhance your Fiction Writing by Lucinda D. Schroeder

Posted by Guest at Aug 28, 2012 8:00 am in , , , , , , , , , , , ,

     As a retired federal agent, turned-writer I am amazed at how many law enforcement techniques there are that can make fiction writing really POP!  Here are some examples. Dialog Federal agents and detectives usually receive advanced training in lie detection. One of the techniques is to look or listen for how a bad guy […]

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PACING with Shannon Donnelly

Posted by Guest at Aug 7, 2012 8:30 am in , , , , , , ,

PACING… What speeds up a story or slows it down? There are actually gas pedals and brakes in story telling that help you control the story’s pace. Why do you need pace control? Too slow a start and you never really hook the reader into the story—it’s boring before it’s even begun. Same goes for […]

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