Just Write

One way to learn how to write . . .

One way to learn  how to write is to get a book in the genre you want to write in and use it like a text book.  With different colored highlighters, highlight dialogue in one color,  narration in another color, scenic descriptions in a third color. Notice how much dialogue there is compared to narration.  Write notes in the margins. Use sticky notes to show where one character’s story intersects with another character leading to the hookup later in the story. Note foreshadowing. Learn how successful authors craft their novels. And some day, someone learning to write might use your book as a textbook on how to write.

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