“And if you think that’s funny…” Writing dialog that does more than tell a story.

Keys to writing great dialoge. reblogged from wofeauthor.wordpress.com. Great site.

S.L. Shelton

WakingWolfeKindleHe dropped, exhausted, into the chair next to my writing desk, his low rider holster digging rudely at the fringe of the cushion. “I heard what you said about me.”

“Get over it,” I muttered without missing a keystroke.

He leaned forward and sneered at me. I felt his glare boring into the side of my head. “You made me sound like damned amateur,” he said, separating out each syllable. “I wouldn’t even trust me based on that.”

I stopped typing and breathed in a cleansing breath before turning to him, smiling. “Get over it,” I whispered and then winked.

When I turned to resume typing, he stood abruptly. Though I continued to type, I wondered if he was about to cross the room and give me a beating. A mild wave of relief flooded my chest as he stomped away.

“Payback’s a bitch,” he said under his breath…

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EIGHT WAYS TO ENERGISE YOUR MARKET – LOUD AND PROUD

Very good advice here. Want to keep this handy.

Jane Bwye

Sound advice indeed, Carol Hedges, especially #1!
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So you’ve published a book – congratulations! And now you’re sitting back and waiting for the money to roll in. Sorry – that’s not how it works! Writing a book and getting it published, by whatever conduit you use, is only the start. To get any sales, you have to make people aware of your masterpiece. In this guest post (thank you Jane B.), I’m exploring some of the ways I use to promote my work, because unless you are out there, loud and proud, nobody will notice you.
1. Social Media: Most of my sales come from Twitter. And practically all come from people recommending the books to other readers, and that comes from me chatting, interacting and posting funny stuff. In other words, I’m a friend first, an online character second, and a writer selling books third.
2. Press…

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Can You Write A Story In 150-Words?

Wow. I have to try this. Check out this amazing flash fiction by Jen!

Jen's Pen Den

A few weeks ago, my online writer’s group introduced me to a weekly flash fiction contest hosted by Ad Hoc Fiction. Basically, writers are given a prompt word (ex: feather, bark, note) and they must include it in a 150 worded story.

Yep! That’s it. Just 150 words to address all the vital components of a story and satisfy readers…*gulp*

Once the deadline passes, the submissions are posted on Ad Hoc’s website and the public votes for a winner. It’s free (yes, FREE), it’s fun, and it’s a great way to challenge yourself. So give it a shot! Whether you want to learn, warm up, or win, you’re sure to have a blast with Ad Hoc Fiction.

Below is a story I submitted a few weeks ago. The prompt word I had to include was “plaster”. Enjoy!


“Crumb Layer”

by Jenna Willett

When I was little, my mom would let me help her frost cakes. “Remember, Annie,” she’d say…

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