Clorinda Donovan


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For anyone getting fumbled on how to formulate dialogue, characterization, in scene descriptions, finding your own voice, and so much more this is a book to treasure. Here is an excerpt from the story that I thought was so simple yet quite on point. “Feelings in a story can be told. “He was angry with her.” Although necessary at times, this lacks energy and taxes reader interest. (“Angry” is abstract.) Although it is much more strenuous to write and takes up more storytime, authors can show feeling far more effectively through action and dialogue: “‘You are the worst, most degenerate liar I’ve ever known,’ he shouted.” This shows anger (“shouted”) and hints at a morality issue via concrete words such as “degenerate” and “liar.” ”
There was nothing I did not like about this book, and it was interesting to read. William H. Coles has broken up what may seem complicated to novice authors into piecemeal chapters, and easy to understand guidelines. These chapters have concise information that is on point and topic. Read the entire review here…