WHISPERS UNDER THE HILL

A BLOG FOR READERS AND WRITERS

Voices in My Head

Aurora here. If you’ve not guessed from previous blog posts, I’m a bit of an introvert. I just cannot do the small talk thing at all. I want to run every time I hear someone make any kind of comment about the weather. Sometimes I don’t know what to discuss with people who are veryContinue reading “Voices in My Head”

We’re All Idiots

Marie here. When it comes to our own writing, yes, we are. Go ahead and deny it. Keep pretending you fart rainbows and poop candy. Denial is just one of the many things writers deal with when it comes to our craft. We either believe we suck worse than a kid trying to get thatContinue reading “We’re All Idiots”

Dialogue Tags

Marie here. When I was in school in the 90s, our English teachers were always forcing us to find an alternative to using dialogue tags or attribution. They claimed that “he said” and “she said” became boring and monotonous and they would take points away if we had it in our creative writing papers. WeContinue reading “Dialogue Tags”

No Worries, My Dears

Marie here. During this trying time, we hope that all our readers and writers are staying safe out there. You know the drill: wash your hands, avoid crowds, wear masks, and drink plenty of water. Many are still stuck at home without much to do. (Except us introverts. We’ve been doing this for years!) WeContinue reading “No Worries, My Dears”

Stop with the “Strong Female Characters” Thing

Marie here. Whenever I read the phrase “strong female characters” I immediately imagine a huge, muscular woman wielding a battle axe or something equally threatening. I mean, is she a wrestler? A kickboxer? A soldier? Well, if your character is one of those things then this would be an accurate description. The thing is, people,Continue reading “Stop with the “Strong Female Characters” Thing”

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