“Oh, Nothing” / Memorable Fancies #1459

“What are you thinking?” “Me? Oh, nothing.” “How can you think of nothing? Can you describe nothing?” “If I could describe nothing, that means I couldn’t describe anything.” “Silly, that’s not what I meant. Let’s try again. Tell me about nothing.” “It’s very dark,” he said, “and it’s coming for you.”   <END> Buy it at amazon.com/author/terencekuch: The Trees of Malice, 16 stories of horror and the weird too creepy to share. From Abuzz Press. … [Read more...]

How to Write Dialog in Fiction – some thoughts

[ taking a one-day timeout from the customary microfiction posting - grim and desperate pieces will resume tomorrow at www.terencekuch.com ] How to Write Dialog in Fiction: Some Thoughts Presentation to the Arlington (Virginia) Writers’ Group on 5 February, 2014 by Terence Kuch (www.terencekuch.net and www.amazon.com/author/terencekuch) 1. Preliminaries It’s a common problem in fiction for all the characters to speak the same way. This has a dulling effect on the story and may not … [Read more...]

How to Punctuate Dialog in Fiction

How to Punctuate Dialog in Fiction by Terence Kuch You may also be interested in my recent post Point of View: Elements and Choices, a presentation in PowerPoint with detailed commentary in Word. The easiest way to find this is to Google "Point of View" "Elements and Choices" [do not include the colon] - the post should appear as the #1 hit. Or see www.terencekuch.net, my writer's profile, or go to www.amazon.com/author/terencekuch ===============================  [“…punctuation … [Read more...]