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on  at 8:28 PM

Posted In: Bad writing habits, Basics of writing

From Rick:

I received some interesting comments on the previous post on this topic from my good friend and a fellow Director of Silver Pen Perry McDaid.

Perry pointed out that I had erred in my statement “We generally don’t talk while engaged in violent action.” I had also said that dialogue and actions shown as happening almost simultaneously is not a reasonable expectation. After thinking about this and weighing Perry’s remarks, I need to rephrase and clarify some of what I said.

First, let’s look at the brief scene I wrote my PREVIOUS POST.

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(1) “How dare you call me a slut!” Sheila said, grabbing a plate and throwing it at me.

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on  at 9:46 PM

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From Rick:

Exactly what do I mean by “writing in afterthoughts?” Consider this short scenario:

(1) “How dare you call me a slut!” Sheila said, grabbing a plate and throwing it at me.

“Well, what would you call having sex with my roommate after I went to work? Pity sex? So he wouldn’t feel left out?” I said, ducking, the plate hitting the floor behind me and shattering.

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