Editorial+Tips - help with this • Dialogue When there is...

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I NTRO TO C REATIVE W RITING - H OBAYAN Editorial Tips Here are some things to keep in mind: Read your work out loud: This is very important as it will help you identify what doesn’t work in your story or poem, whether it’s dialogue, transitions from one scene to the next or verb tense inconsistencies Proofread: always proofread for careless errors, especially typos. Reading out loud helps with this as well. Show that you care about your work and eliminate unnecessary errors. Thoughts are indicated by using italics. Quotation marks indicate something is spoken aloud. Check your work for verb tense consistency. If you are using the past tense, keep it in the past (unless you are using shifts in time). Again, reading out loud will
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Unformatted text preview: help with this. • Dialogue: When there is a new speaker, a new paragraph begins. • Grammar: they’re = a contraction for “they are”, as in “they’re taking a walk” their = possessive pronoun, as in “their car” there = indication of location, usually distant, as in “we ran over there” its = possessive pronoun, as in “its handle was broken” it’s = a contraction for “it is”, as in “it’s not broken” your = possessive pronoun, as in “your coffee mug” you’re = a contraction for “you are”, as in “you’re not going to dinner”...
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