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The judge lay down for a nap, then she got up and laid down the law. Or did she? more

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When writing dialogue, you don't have to keep changing the verb and adding stage business. That stuff only slows down the story. What the characters say is the strongest element, so stick with that and keep things moving. more

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If your writing feels clogged or flat, check for unneeded articles and prepositions, and set them adrift on the sea of life. more

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Start with this line by Dionne Brand, from Inventory, a book of poems, then freewrite for 10 minutes:“One year she sat at the television weeping, no reason” more

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WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

Does the phrase centre around, as in “the conversation centred around issues of freedom,” bug anyone but me? A centre is a fixed spot, and other stuff moves around it, right?

Lucy, Cyberspace

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