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Jan
6th
2020

Being a Better Writer: Gestures, Paralinguistics, and Dialogue · 8:54pm January 6th

Welcome, readers, to the year 2020, and a new series of Being a Better Writer! We’re back at last, ready to tackle all new topics of writing every Monday. So kick back and get ready to talk writing!

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May
20th
2019

Being a Better Writer: Character Voice · 8:13pm May 20th, 2019

Hey readers! Welcome back!

I know. It’s been a slow week from your perspective. The last major post here was another Being a Better Writer post last Monday. I said nothing else all week.

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Aug
20th
2018

Being a Better Writer: How Smart Do They Have to Be, Anyway? · 9:32pm Aug 20th, 2018

Hello, readers! I hope you’ve all had a pretty good weekend and are back and ready to talk about writing, because we’ve got an interesting topic here today. Which is a request topic, but in a broader sense than the original seeker intended.

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Feb
25th
2019

Being a Better Writer: The Mysterious Character · 7:24pm Feb 25th, 2019

Emergency update: Got my right arm smashed at work Saturday night. Seven stitches. All is recovering well, but can't type well and am restricted from hand use until at least Wednesday. Further updates will come when I can give them.

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Oct
22nd
2018

Being a Better Writer: Trait Dominance · 5:43pm Oct 22nd, 2018

This is going to be a short one today. Two reasons. One is that I’m still sick, and don’t feel great. The second is that I’ve also got a work shift today I have to be at in a little over an hour. It’s going to be an interesting day.

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Nov
12th
2018

Being a Better Writer: Self-Deceiving Characters · 10:57pm Nov 12th, 2018

Hello readers! How was your weekend? Get any good reading in? I did. Working my way through Jack Campbell’s second Lost Fleet series, which has been good fun. Spoilers, but he has an interesting approach to alien life.

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Apr
8th
2019

Being a Better Writer: Chemistry · 9:47pm Apr 8th, 2019

Welcome back readers! It’s Monday, which means it’s time for Being a Better Writer! But first, some quick news. Really quick. Then today’s topic.

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Apr
20th
2020

Being a Better Writer: Tools VS Actions · 7:26pm April 20th

Welcome back readers? I trust you all had a pretty enjoyable weekend? Especially with the newest episode of Fireteam Freelance having released on Saturday?

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Jan
27th
2020

Being a Better Writer: Character Flaws · 11:10pm January 27th

Hello readers! Welcome back to Unusual Things and Being a Better Writer! I trust you all had a fairly good weekend?

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Apr
24th
2019

Being a Better Writer: Too Unique? · 9:12pm Apr 24th, 2019

Mar
23rd
2020

Being a Better Writer: Bravery · 5:16pm March 23rd

Hello readers! I hope you’re all staying away from groups and doing your part to counter Covid-19 as best you can. Washing your hands, etc. If you are, good! If not, pick up the slack! The better we can do at slowing the spread the better off everyone will be.

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Oct
15th
2018

Being a Better Writer: The Static Character · 10:19pm Oct 15th, 2018

Jun
10th
2019

Being a Better Writer: Voice VS Grammar · 8:07pm Jun 10th, 2019

Welcome back readers! It’s Monday, and that means Being a Better Writer! So, our topic for today? We’re going to start off with a little quiz. Nothing complicated, just pick answer A or answer B.

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Jan
13th
2020

Being a Better Writer: Avoiding One-Note Character Pitfalls · 11:32pm January 13th

Welcome back readers! It’s Monday, and you all know what that means!

Also, brief news, just a refresher, but LTUE, the writing con to beat all writing cons, is coming! Be there if you can!

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Feb
21st
2019

OP-ED: Disney’s Star Wars Doesn’t Understand Strong Female Characters · 11:55pm Feb 21st, 2019

Hoo boy. I know this topic is getting tagged with “Controversial” without even having finished it. Crud, it’s controversial just from the title. Discuss anything to do with female characters, strong or otherwise, and you’re painting a gigantic target on yourself.

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Feb
24th
2020

Being a Better Writer: Flanderization · 11:18pm February 24th

Hello readers! First things first, apologies for the lateness of this post! I am still recovering a bit from that con-crud, it would seem, and slept far, far later than I expected to. Right through my alarm, right through everything.

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Feb
11th
2019

Being a Better Writer: Small Windows of Character · 10:33pm Feb 11th, 2019

Apr
29th
2019

Being a Better Writer: The Strong Female Protagonist · 9:05pm Apr 29th, 2019

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