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Catroina, you're right. We do need to make dialogue approximate the way people actually speak. And starting a sentence with which -- what a fresh choice!
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2015 on My personal cliches at My Weblog
Charlaine, I'm not sure I could write a whole book without "just," but I think it would be good for me to try. But you're right -- people do say it, so we need some uses for dialogue at least.
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2015 on My personal cliches at My Weblog
Peg, I often over-qualify in my first draft and I have to be more direct in the revision, such as using a bit or a little bit, too. I'll check out MyEdit - thanks for telling me about it.
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2015 on My personal cliches at My Weblog
Hank, thanks for reminding me about shrugging and grinning -- I always have to take out lots of those, too.
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2015 on My personal cliches at My Weblog
Kait, I must confess a fondness for "even," too. I'll checkout Auto Crit, which sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing that.
Toggle Commented Feb 7, 2015 on My personal cliches at My Weblog
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by Kris Neri Most writers strive to rid their writings of clichés. We struggle to produce the freshest writing we can, creating unique descriptions that will leave our readers in awe of our prose. Yet despite working to create the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at My Weblog
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I had no idea about the throat flapper, but that sure makes sense. I've had dogs that can cheek a pill, but they can't expel them like a cat. We find pills around the house, too. My Maine Coon Philly has to take half of a prednisone tablet every day and an antihistamine. My fingers are shredded from being bitten. I might try the pill gun, but I'm not sure if Philly would eat the caps. I've been burned on so many foods I've tried for him. Chicken, cheese, Greenies -- none work.
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by Kris Neri What kind of holiday shopper are you? Before I started working in retail, I was only vaguely aware of the differences. Now, since I deal with all of them, the various types are crystal clear to me.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at My Weblog
Ewww, I think I'm gonna be sick. Reading this makes me feel I showed restraint with the traditional Thanksgiving meal I ate instead.
Chris, I love Veronica's relationship with her father, too. His trust of her ability to handle things teens normally don't is reminiscent of Nancy Drew's father's trust of her, only in a more contemporary, more dangerous world. Love Backup, too!
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2014 on My new favorite sleuth at My Weblog
Alyssa, being in season 2 now, I also agree that season 1 is the best, but I'm still loving it. I also couldn't resist watching the movie, even tough I'm not through with all the episodes. But I plan on re-watching after I finish. I'll probably re-watch everything.
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2014 on My new favorite sleuth at My Weblog
Alyssa, being in season 2 now, I also agree that season 1 is the best, but I'm still loving it. I also couldn't resist watching the movie, even tough I'm not through with all the episodes. But I plan on re-watching after I finish. I'll probably re-watch everything.
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2014 on My new favorite sleuth at My Weblog
Diane, I didn't know there were books, until a couple of you mentioned that. I will definitely track them down. I have seen the movie, even though I haven't finished the episodes. I've saved it, though, so I can watch it again after I finish them all. I've heard from someone else that season 3 isn't as good, but I won't be able to resist watching it. Thanks for sharing.
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2014 on My new favorite sleuth at My Weblog
Barb, I had no idea there were books! I'll have to check them out. I'm watching season 2 now, torn between savoring it slowly and racing through them. I don't think I like it quite as well as season 1, but it's still great.
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2014 on My new favorite sleuth at My Weblog
Barb, I had no idea there were books! I'll have to check them out. I'm watching season 2 now, torn between savoring it slowly and racing through them. I don't think I like it quite as well as season 1, but it's still great.
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2014 on My new favorite sleuth at My Weblog
Diane, thanks for letting me know I'm not the only one! I think we're actually luckier that we get our private obsession now.
Toggle Commented Nov 15, 2014 on My new favorite sleuth at My Weblog
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by Kris When I was a kid, Nancy Drew was my favorite sleuth, if not my hero. I’m not unique in that. Scratch many female mystery readers and writers, and you’re likely to find it was Nancy who led them... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at My Weblog
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by Kris As soon as I post these remarks this morning, I’ll plunge in on the work necessary to put on the Sedona Book Festival tomorrow. Since it hasn’t happened yet, I can’t post pictures from this year’s event, but... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at My Weblog
I'm always amazed at the staggering sums some online sellers ask for. I guess they figure they can always sell it for less, but if someone is willing to pay that much, they might as well take it. As to that specific amount -- I'm stumped there. Elaine, I'm another person who enjoyed reading this series.
Toggle Commented Sep 19, 2014 on Win a $145.26 Paperback at My Weblog
The randomly chosen winners of the contest are: DVD - Karen in Ohio; a copy of Never Say Die: Louise Signorelli. Wish I had more prizes, but I will hold this contest again soon. If the winners will contact me at krisneri at msn dot com (putting those elements together as usual) with mailing addresses, I'll get them out to you soon.
Toggle Commented Sep 17, 2014 on Write what you know, or... at My Weblog
I know what you mean, Kathleen. I'm a sun person, too. I need that light. Good luck with the gadget. I hope it works for you.
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2014 on End of summer at My Weblog
Congrats on your anniversary and your new book. Have a wonderful time!
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2014 on If it's Thursday, it must be Passau at My Weblog
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by Kris Neri Read below to have a chance at two different contest prizes that will go to two lucky commenters, a copy of my newly-reprinted thriller Never Say Die, and a copy of my 8-lesson writing DVD, Writing Killer... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at My Weblog
Great blog, Elaine! Simply shocking - a tan suit. How could anyone have delivered the criticisms we heard with straight faces?
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2014 on Equality Suits Me at My Weblog
Kathryn, that's exactly how I feel! I'm glad someone else understands.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2014 on End of summer at My Weblog