Braiding a Dialogue Scene

There is more to dialogue than talking heads. Dialogue scenes have four threads that may or may not be enclosed in quotation marks. Talk is what makes a dialogue scene, of course. Characters communicating and clashing through words. That is the first thread. The second thread is description. Description is difficult to handle through talking […]

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Writing for the Sake of Writing

I did not always think in words and learning to do so both limited and expanded my world. Learning to think in words tied down my thinking. It grounded my thoughts, made them less subjective. When I thought in terms of emotions and colors, my perception of “that chair” was much more fluid. Now “that […]

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Benefits of a Journal

Journal 2 Feb 2005 pg 2 (Photo credit: Terry Bain) I started a stream-of-consciousness journal as a form of therapy and heightened self-awareness but soon saw improvement in my writing. I began keeping a typed journal. At first, I wrote maybe 20 pages a month. I didn’t know what to write. A year later I […]

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