The Mad Author
Jean Tennant


Posted Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 11:00 AM
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  • You are correct! Writing dialogue is such a daunting task that most writers avoid it like the plague. (Not as much as they avoid the use of cliches, however.) I also find the use of the word, 'said' very annoying...he said, she said.

    -- Posted by like2read on Fri, Oct 7, 2011, at 11:17 AM
  • It seems I have to force myself to write dialogue, and forced dialogue is worse than none. I envy those who do it so naturally. I need to keep pluggging away to see if I can improve.

    I also want to put in a good word for Roger Stoner's book. He is an astute reader, historian,and gifted author. I highly recommend Horse Woman's Child to anyone who likes historical fiction. The fact that it is regional is also a plus.

    Having Shapato Publishing in our area is a gift for so many of us---and Jean's blog is an added benefit.

    -- Posted by Betty Taylor on Wed, Oct 12, 2011, at 5:35 PM
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