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Body Language Basics

In any story, half of the information given to the reader is never spoken out loud.  It's body language, and body language can tell your reader what your character is doing and how they feel about it. Smiling for example.  There are many kinds of smiles and each one tells something different about what the

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The Art of Showing, Not Telling

Dear Barbara, One of the most common pieces of advice I've heard since I started writing a few months ago is to 'Show Don't Tell'. I've also heard some say this means we should write the scene like it's a movie playing out in front of us. Unfortunately, I'm not very good visualizing cinematics, nor

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