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Month: April 2017

The Dos and Don’ts of Dialogue Tags

by Ryan Lanz Writers use dialogue tags constantly. In fact, we use them so often that readers all but gloss over them. They should be invisible. However, there are ways to misuse them and make them stand out. In an effort to avoid that, let’s take a closer look at dialogue tags. Toward the end of “Tag travesties” is something I sorely wish someone had told me before I started writing. Why do we use…

I’m Building a Community

It’s funny how things tend to evolve. I created because I wanted to create a place for people to go and read my stories online. I wanted to have a website dedicated for that purpose. As I worked on building the website, I realized that I wanted to do more than simply create a repository for my fiction. I wanted to encourage engagement and collaboration among readers and fellow fans and creators of speculative…