Tuesday, September 7, 2010
I don't attribute dialog often enough. I know it's bad to have too many dialog tags, but I've found passages of lengthy dialog with no attributions even though there are more than two people in the conversation. I've had to throw in a few well-placed "he said"s.
My characters chuckle a lot. *sigh*
My characters also sigh a lot.
I love my characters even with all the chuckling and sighing.
I have more trouble with scenes from my female POV characters than the male ones. Is that weird?
It's easier to point out problems in someone else's book than to spot them in mine. (This must be like the beam in the eye problem.)
Overall, I'm feeling pleased both with what I've written and what I'm changing. I will be excited to have others take a look at it. Wish me luck!