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The Perfect Thing

HurtChajikoImage Whenever we watch a movie or talk about a book, G gets this wistful look and complains that people in stories always know exactly what to say.  I’ve stopped pointing out that this may be due to the fact that good published dialogue is put together word by word by professional dramatists who write it […] Continue reading →

Weaponized Language and Sex

SwearingNONO May I just propose that writing is an art?  An A-R-T. We writers use words instead of paint or stone or sound.  And with those words, if we are good at what we do, we affect a manipulation of brain chemistry in our readers.  We can invoke deep feeling.  Deep thought.  Anger, love, memory, discomfort. […] Continue reading →