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Is Your Dialogue Letting You Down?

April 9th, 2015

comic-book-graphic-elements-vector_23-2147493621-blog First, thanks to Esther for stepping into the breach last Friday. As you can see, she’s another Writers Bureau tutor that started as a student and now thoroughly enjoys helping to develop new writing talent.

Last month Esther wrote an article on the ‘Dos and Don’ts of Dialogue’ for Freelance Market News. We got a great response to this, so I thought that you might also be interested in some tips. Many novels and short stories get rejected because they don’t include enough dialogue – or the speech their characters use sounds stilted and unrealistic. So here are some suggestions to help you make the most of what your characters say: Read the rest of this entry »




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My Path to the Writers Bureau

April 3rd, 2015

DSC00644.blogI’d always loved writing short stories, ever since I was a little girl and as I grew up I kept on writing. I was fortunate enough to win a couple of small competitions but when I tried to write for the women’s weeklies and other national magazines, I received rejection after rejection. So I put my dream of being a writer to bed and focused on my career as a bank executive.

 

After an accident, I couldn’t carry out my job anymore and had to spend a long time recuperating. It was then that I saw the ad for The Writers Bureau. Read the rest of this entry »




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