How to be a Better Writer: Be Empathetic

Write Right Talks about Writing RightIt’s the noticing that cracks us open, lets something in.
Shows we’re in use.
Uses us.
Right now. Right this minute.
Lia Purpura’s “Recurrences/Concurrences”

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Write Right: Some Thoughts on Dialogue

Write Right Talks about Writing RightEven though I edit a lot of fiction, I don’t write fiction, so I’m hesitant to write about dialogue. I was asked my thoughts on the topic, though. I suppose I should give some answers.

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10 Filler Words to Cut from Your Writing

Write Right Talks about Writing RightEveryone has filler words. One of mine is “just.” I’m conscious of it because it was brought to my attention during a poetry workshop several years ago. Before that, I didn’t even notice it. It was a “filler” in much the same way that everyone has their own version of a verbal pause. No one notices either the written or verbal pauses unless they’re noticed or corrected by another.

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