Daily Archives: February 28, 2012

Addendum to ‘Walking into Words (Even More on Writing Dialogue) and Theme


“Description must work for its place. It can’t be simply ornamental. It ­usually works best if it has a human element; it is more effective if it comes from an implied viewpoint, rather than from the eye of God. If description is coloured by the viewpoint of the character who is doing the noticing, it becomes, in effect, part of character definition and part of the action.” Continue reading

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Walking into Words (Even More on Writing Dialogue) and Theme


I was thinking of my novel Flint & Feather as I was waking up this morning. Continue reading

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