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Using Subplots #ThrowbackThursday

Throwback Thursday It’s #ThrowbackThursday, and we’re traveling in the wayback machine to just about this time last year to discuss how using subplots can deepen your story. Using subplots to deepen your story NOT ALL STORIES REQUIRE the addition of one or more subplots. Adding more to a rich, layered, and textured main plot could…

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8 Rules for Better Dialogue #ThrowbackThursday

#ThrowbackThursday Today’s #ThrowbackThursday’s blog is taken from October 2017’s #AuthorToolboxBloghop and gives us the 8 rules for better dialogue. To read this month’s #AuthorToolboxBloghop blog on the dreaded passive voice, go here. 8 Rules for better dialogue One way to make your characters memorable, is to give them better dialogue. by

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The Dreaded Passive Voice #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

The Dreaded Passive Voice Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a low-life snob when it comes to using passive voice in writing. I’m better than that. I know enough not to let the dreaded passive voice into my sentences. When I critique someone else’s work, you can bet I’ve commented on the number of times they…

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