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Double-Meaning Descriptions: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

How does one of the masters craft a compelling opening scene that captures the heart and soul of an entire book, while also reveling in the simplicity of simple images? Let's take a close look at Margaret Atwood's stunning sequel to┬áThe Handmaid's Tale to find out! Summary When the van door slammed on Offred's future… Continue reading Double-Meaning Descriptions: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

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Tug-of-War Dialogue: Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao

Are you having trouble writing dialogue between two or more characters? Want to know what makes dialogue interesting to read and how to craft character speech while moving the story forward? What better way to learn than by looking at a wonderfully entertaining example? Summary In the Cyrilian Empire, Affinites are reviled. Their varied gifts… Continue reading Tug-of-War Dialogue: Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao