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Sharing a few quick posts this week.

From Cecilia Tan – Top Ten Ways to NOT End a Series. I have a few ongoing series, one of which has spawned a spin-ff, and I’m planning another as well. These are some good tips(I’ve been working on the timeline one).

From Ava Jae: Don’t be afraid of said. I admit, sometimes I worry I use said too much. But, I try not to use any that are too “fancy”. And I may use muttered and murmured more than I should. As Ava says, it’s not something to worry too much about in the first draft. But, there’s really nothing wrong with a simple ‘said’.

And a post from Shan Jeniah, on questioning our perspective on things. It’s something we all should do at times. Especially as writers. Not all our characters are going to look at things the same way we do. And it’s always something to keep in mind.

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Comments on: "Monday Mentions: Ending Series, Said, & Perspective" (3)

  1. What a lovely surprise to be included. Since it’s been a rocky day so far, this was a bright moment, and maybe the beginning of a shift to a calmer place…

    I’m going to read the other two articles, as well, because they look interesting and useful.

    Thanks for the mention, and the smile! =)

    • Sorry it was a rocky day for you, but glad this could make it a little better.
      You’re welcome.

      • Well, with an 11 year old and a nearly 14, there is some inevitable angst associated with all this crazy-fast growth. It wasn’t the whole day, only a chaotic first couple of hours, with all of us feeling out of sorts and a little aggravated with one another.

        The rest of the day was much sweeter – and you helped sweeten the rough patch. =D

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