Category Archives: Writing Instruction

Active vs. Passive Voice–What We Discovered at Our Last W.I.S.E. Coffee, February 24th., 2015

Don’t use passive voice… Passive vs. active voice is always good to review. At our last Day Meeting, I shared a blog post by Grammar Girl (Mignon Fogarty) about that very subject. Active voice is when you have a subject, … Continue reading

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The Four Types of Dialogue, Part 1: Modulated Dialogue

Based on the lesson How to Write Remarkable Dialogue, Part 2, presented¬† by Denise Miller Holmes, Director, WFTJ There are four main types of dialogue: Modulated, Directed, Misdirected, and Interpolated. Wow, that’s a mouthful! In this series, I will be … Continue reading

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Greasing the Path to Getting Your First Novel Published, Part 2

Presented to Words for the Journey as an Appetizer, February 14, 2012 by Denise Miller Holmes Here are the second round of tips to help remove obstacles to getting your first novel published. 6)¬†Create a layered protagonist who is the … Continue reading

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Greasing the Path to Getting Your First Novel, Part I

Presented to Words for the Journey as an Appetizer, February 14, 2012 by Denise Miller Holmes There are enough obstacles in your path as a first novelist, and you are wise to omit as many as you can. Here are … Continue reading

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