Writing Dialog That Isn’t Boring and Moves Your Story Along


I’m going back through my old blog posts (from when I had very few followers) and reblogging some of the posts I think are worth a second look. Please enjoy…or not.

Author Don Massenzio

Last week’s blog was a list of tips for writers that, like myself, have day jobs. This week I thought I would drill down into a topic with which I struggled in my early writing. That topic is dialog; when to use it, how to use it, what to avoid, etc.

Before I dive into this topic, I wanted to give a special shout out to my editor, Catherine Violando. She not only reminded me that the punctuation goes inside of the quotation marks, but constantly reminded me that I should “say vs. tell” and sent me links to writing tips to help my early writing. If you are looking for an editor that not only fixes the mechanics, but helps you tell your story the way it was meant to be, reach out to me and I will put you in contact with her.

Say vs. Tell – This…

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