Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Looking for an alternative dialogue tag?

 Looking for an alternative dialogue tag?

Read Write Think created a handy PDF file of various dialogue tags. 
Although I have to say I've been advised against using laughed. Hope it is of use to you.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Gilded Destiny now available at only 99 cents

Gilded Destiny: A Vesper Novella by Nola Sarina is here!!!

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Excerpt: “In three nights, I will let him have me," Nycholas said. "I will be done running. But… when I saw your colors, I thought… that I want to feel your colors before I die. All of your colors.” His hands slid back down my hips to my upper thighs and he spread his fingers, squeezing me again. My voice was barely a squeak. “If I say no?” Nycholas shook his head and pressed his thumbs harder into my inner thighs. “Please don’t say no.” My heart roared in my ears with lust and panic, wanting and fear, vacillating heat and chill, and the cocktail of furiously warring emotions in my system was enough to put my libido on overdrive. Instinct and arousal battled between my legs – the urge to flee mingled with the urge to pounce. Arousal – hot and liquid and spurred on by this big, muscled, inhuman man – was dangerously close to winning. I knew he could kill me. I knew he could eat me. I knew his master could find us and rip us apart, and I knew Blair would be looking for me, wondering what happened… But I couldn’t bring myself to say no. If you can't read on NOOK, Amazon/Kobo links will be available very soon. Also, Gilded Destiny is available in PAPERBACK. Click below to get a paperback copy if you need that new-book-smell to go with a dark, sexy story featuring new creatures of the night unlike any you've ever met before.

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Dialogue Should Be Brief

Dialogue Should Be Brief

1. Dialogue should be brief.
2. It should add to the reader’s present knowledge.
3. It should eliminate the routine exchanges of ordinary conversation.
4. It should convey a sense of spontaneity but eliminate the repetitiveness of real talk.
5. It should keep the story moving forward.
6. It should be revelatory of the speaker’s character, both directly and indirectly.
7. It should show the relationships among people.