Writing hint 2

Writing hint 2

A Story by Cherrie Palmer
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The white room, even worse the purple one

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I am constantly reading how to tidbits that I want to tackle, let's look at 'the white room.'

So often we as writers get caught up in the telling of the facts or flow of dialog we forget to give our story a sitting.

Here is one technique ( out of many) to try. I like it cause it suits my writing style.
Go ahead and tell part of your story, then when dialog begins use action markers with your dialog tags.

..She said, as she wiped away the dust from the table to avoid his eyes.

Sprinkle in details as you go. Try to use smells, taste, touch lighting. To give your location depth and allow your world life.

© 2019 Cherrie Palmer


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Cherrie Palmer
Tell me a technique you use.

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I actually read everything aloud, most especially if I'm writing in dialect (See Little Girl in A Big Storm"). If I'm struggling with movements - chronology/choreography - I actually mime the activity and damn near plagiarize the Thesaurus!

Posted 5 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

5 Months Ago

I'm with you, got to have the thesaurus.

I agree.. dialogue is key.. when story telling, I just tend to use too many words and become so convoluted that sometimes I lose all sense of direction. Other than that of course, I'm perfect... NOT... N :)

Posted 5 Months Ago


Neville

5 Months Ago

when ya say it fast it does.... I just cut out before I get anywhere fast.... :)
Cherrie Palmer

5 Months Ago

Lol really who wants to mess up a nice clean white page.
Neville

5 Months Ago

my view precisely..
One day i may tackle writing in story form, don't know if i have the talent to do so yet:) but I have to say I enjoy reading the things you folks say in here. i hope this stuff sticks in my skull when time comes to try as a reader tho those little bits of action do convey much to the emotion of the character in your example the act of eye avoidance gives me an instant spark of sympathy towards her.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

6 Months Ago

well i'm learning from the best!
Cherrie Palmer

6 Months Ago

Brownie points on a Wednesday:)
Robert Trakofler (Bad Bunny)

6 Months Ago

thanks teach i always did like to go for extra credit
Steven king style, planning is just not in me, I tried time and again and it almost never works out. So I put characters in situations and give them secrets and let it go now

Posted 6 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

6 Months Ago

I'm not an outliner either, I like to pick my main character and a opening line and let it play ou.. read more
I have always felt that using dialogue is the best way to let character development unfold at a natural pace, giving the reader time to really get to know each character. Some writers introduce characters like dropping a bomb -- here's a few details & back to the action. I think it's better to get to know characters as we watch them doing their thing, which is best revealed in dialogue. With that being said, the tags added to each line of dialogue is a big part of how we SHOW each character, building mannerisms, so that each character is recognizable as soon as we mention a couple traits later on. Using tags with dialogue, to me, is essential for bringing characters to life. Always love your ideas, your way of being helpful with other writers & inviting everyone to join in! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 7 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

7 Months Ago

I agree many writers go from a room of white to blazing purple, dumping tons of info on the poor rea.. read more
barleygirl

7 Months Ago

Some writers on a website like this seem to present helpful info in a way I find unpalatable -- kind.. read more
Cherrie Palmer

7 Months Ago

I think as a whole we like little tidbits about writing and who better to chew the fat with than yo.. read more
I like this as it works very well and adds movement and real life behaviour to the piece. It alsi injects some breaks to the diallogue which hppen in normal conversations so to the eye it transfers to the ear nicely.

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 7 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

7 Months Ago

I like using this, also. Would like to get better at blending background with the story without hi.. read more

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Cherrie Palmer
Cherrie Palmer

Oakland, AR



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I am a published poet and love poetry. My husband and I live near the White River, and love trout fishing. I find my surroundings a great inspiration to me. I also have two books on Amazon Kindle: O.. more..

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