Welcome all to the support thread for February 2024!
Remember that this year is a leap year, so there are 366 days in 2024!
Happy Birthday to February babies.
Thank you, everyone who continues to participate in these threads – it helps others when you do participate, sometimes more than you think.
If anyone has specific questions or concerns I may help with, please let me know.
This month, I am going to highlight a series of blog posts about writing dialogue. I am posting the second in the series and recommend reading it before the first, because it covers the basics.
Here is the article I recommend starting with:
The other very useful blog article from this site that I find most helpful is:
There are a ton of things to pick up from these six blog articles, but the most important is buried and so I will point it out here.
This is the single most important aspect for both dialogue (i.e., learning regional differences before writing dialects) and naming (i.e., Do a background check on the origins of the names you choose, in particular the surnames.)
Once again, this month, my goal of completing my deathsight scenes will be carrying over.
This month, I only have three scenes to complete properly instead of eleven, so I will be adding two minor passes involving the deathscenes: what I call “touch-ups”.
So to recap:
In addition to finishing the deathscenes, my goal this month is to touch them up with minor improvements to help push them one notch higher than they would otherwise be.