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Jan
6th
2020

Being a Better Writer: Gestures, Paralinguistics, and Dialogue · 8:54pm Jan 6th, 2020

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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Dec
13th
2021

Being a Better Writer: Showing Small Character Details · 7:54pm Dec 13th, 2021

As usual, you can find the full post here!
Hello readers! And welcome back to another installment of Being a Better Writer! A unique installment. For several reasons, in fact! And yes, it has to do with why there was only one post last week on the site.

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Mar
21st
2022

Being a Better Writer: How to Write a Rogue · 10:44pm March 21st

Afternoon readers! Welcome back to another installment of Being a Better Writer! We’ve got a fun topic to discuss today, and I’m looking forward to talking about it, but as usual we’ve got the news to discuss.

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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 Mar 23rd, 2020

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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Jan
27th
2020

Being a Better Writer: Character Flaws · 11:10pm Jan 27th, 2020

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
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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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
20th
2020

Being a Better Writer: Tools VS Actions · 7:26pm Apr 20th, 2020

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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Jun
20th
2022

Being a Better Writer: The Bechdel Test and Real Gender Equality · 6:01pm June 20th

Aug
8th
2022

Being a Better Writer: Crafting Good Goals For Protagonists and Antagonists Alike · 8:59pm August 8th

Welcome readers, to another Monday installment of Being a Better Writer! I hope that you all had a pleasant weekend, and that today’s post kicks off a glorious start to an even better week than the last. Especially where your writing is concerned!

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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 Jan 13th, 2020

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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Oct
12th
2020

Being a Better Writer: Keeping Character Voice Consistent · 8:55pm Oct 12th, 2020

Jul
11th
2022

Being a Better Writer: Underpowered and Overpowered Antagonists · 9:17pm July 11th

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