The smell of ink drifting through the air, the feel of your hand brushing against paper, the joy of discovering a letter in your mailbox (NOT your inbox)… in episode 54 of Write Along Radio we discuss the lost art of letter writing.

In the age of Twitter and Instagram, what can be recovered by revisiting the centuries old tradition of letter writing? Catherine sits down with self-confessed letter junkie, Barb of Rite While You Can, to find out! Listen now:

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Show Notes

Write Along Radio Challenge: Write a letter; try doing it in the persona of one your characters.

Check out Barb’s website: Rite While U Can

Follow Barb on Twitter: @ritewhileucan 

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In this episode, Write Along Radio chats with young adult science-fiction and fantasy author Leah Bobet.

Leah discusses being a second generation sci-fi writer, how diversity needs to be part of genre writing, and how she goes about writing for teenagers.

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Author Leah Bobet Discusses Writing for Teens

Show Notes

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Dialogue is one of the most enjoyable parts of writing prose; authors love creating dialogue and readers love reading it!

But creating effective dialogue isn’t nearly as easy as it might seem.

In this episode, Catherine and Kevin share 7 essential tips for improving the dialogue sequences in your fiction writing.

Plus, they discuss whether you should use “ly” adverbs, how writers can take advantage of riding the bus, and what you can learn from a classic moment in The Empire Strikes Back.

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Dialogue

Show Notes

Read Kevin’s book The Novel Writer’s Blueprint: Five Steps to Creating and Completing Your First Book

Check out writing coach Doug Kurtz’s fantastic course, Writing Dynamic Dialogue

Blog posts on writing dialogue:

Stylised Talk: Writing Great Dialogue

How to Write Good Dialogue: Ten Tips

7 Tips for Writing Realistic Dialogue

6 Tips for Writing Powerful Dialogue

5 Tips on How to Write Dialogue

5 Mistakes to Look for in Your Dialogue

5 Quick Tips for Better Dialogue in Fiction

This Playwright Explains How to Write Great Dialogue

Writing Dialogue: 7 Ways to Write Better Conversations