Wednesday Writing — Dialogue

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

NaNoWriMo 2019 Wheel of Fortune framed
2019 National Novel Writing Month certificate

Happy December everyone.  National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has concluded, but one of my November activities on that book continue.  It’s a good thing I’m a life-gime learner.  Even though I have decades of writing and editing experience, I still enjoy study and research.  I thought I’d share some of the writing related videos I enjoy.  

The presentation is good in this one from Karl Iglesias.  He shares a few quick tips about dialogue.

Meanwhile back in the Teagan-verse, I continue to flesh out my November novel… and The Delta Pearl too… and get Thistledown ready to publish very soon.  Although, I’m not sure what having my head in three vastly different worlds will do to my brain.

Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam

Launch Request

Have you ever imagined yourself as a whimsical, magical entity?

Do any of these names perhaps ring a bell with you – Blossom Stargazer, Carver Eastdoor, Poppy Songbird, Peaches Dragonfly or her cousin Pick Dragonfly? What about Skypainter Morning, Calico Rainbowforest, Catseye Glimmer or his cousin Crescent Glimmer?

Maybe you feel a strange affinity when you hear the name Field Yewwasp, Fleur Thistle, Glitter Shimmerling, Satellite Frostbite, Fallow Blackmoon, River Mindshadow, Willow Rainbow, or Willow Stargazer?

If you remember flying around Thistledown with me when it was a serial here, maybe you will reblog my launch for the book version? The book will be ready within a couple of weeks. Please let me know.

Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam is a set-your-imagination-free, wildly whimsical story.  However, it has a dark undercurrent. There are “big” adult words, but it could be read to small children. With that in mind, I describe it as a tale of faeries written for grownups, but suitable for children of all ages. 

Thistledown Girl

Wishing all of you a happy December.  Hugs on the wing!  



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66 thoughts on “Wednesday Writing — Dialogue

    1. LOL. Pat, creating some of the things they use in the “Pixie Hollow” (you cracked me up with that) beginning of the story was fun, but I couldn’t stay with that any more than I could the idea of my faery name being Fleur Rainbow (my name from the chart). o_O Although it was interesting trying to look at things through their eyes to describe things from “the colorless world.” Hugs on the wing.

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        1. I think you’re right.
          Well, call it “sweet & sour faery”. LOL. Here’s a snip just for you…
          “*** “You should not be here, Bedlam Thunder,” he told me with a frown. “Find your way back home. You’re a creature of color and sunlight. Leave this place before it’s too late,” Royal Chimera warned.

          The gray heron stood to his full height and extended amazingly long wings. The beat of the large bird’s wings had a hypnotic effect. With the rhythmic movement of the heron’s wings, the air pressure surged and receded. Light blared and then went dark again. The sensations repeated, making me dizzy. It continued until I could no longer stand.

          I swayed. My eyes blurred. Finally, I was able to focus. The birds and Royal Chimera were gone, but his warning rang in my ears. I turned back to face the marshy bank. I found three doors where the marshland had been. In that nearly colorless world, the doors glowed with blue light.

          Am I to choose a door and enter? I wondered.

          Overwhelming ringing filled my ears, just as had happened at the cottage where Peaches Dragonfly lived. I stared at the doors, trying to understand what I should do. The ringing was so loud, I became dizzy.

          Large black spots danced before my eyes. I knew I was on the verge of losing consciousness. Although I wasn’t sure whether I should move forward or turn back, I stumbled blindly toward the doors. My fingers met the cool surface of a metal doorknob. By then I was too dizzy to see.

          Not knowing which of the three doors I touched, I turned the knob.***


  1. I’m so glad you had a successful NaNo, Teagan. And thanks for sharing the video. I’m going to watch. 🙂 And good luck with the launch. I’m looking forward to reading the whole book (I was doing the parent-thing while you were posting, so I missed chunks here and there). Congrats!

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    1. Hi Lavinia. Thank you! NaNoWriMo is a whirlwind, but a terrific challenge. Thistledown is the serial I did in 2017 about faries and hummingbirds. Yes, I will do a paperback just because I understand how some people would rather hold a “real” book. However, I have little control over their pricing (and don’t make anything from the paperbacks), unlike the eBooks. Hugs on the wing!

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  2. It’s hard to understand how you flit back and forth between time periods and universes. Maybe someday you can write “Teagan’s Mind – An Illustrated Journey” or something like that. “Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam” is the only “tale of faeries” I’ve ever read. To say I enjoyed it, is an understatement in the extreme. I will be happy to help you spread that news.

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    1. Thanks so very much, Dan! The editing (and formatting) is coming right along.
      Haha… you slayed me with “Teagan’s Mind – An Illustrated Journey.” If I ever get any level at all of understanding of the topic, I might write the book. 😀 Hugs on the wing!

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  3. Teagan, Congratulations on completing NaNo … that’s a very snazzy certificate! 😀 Oh, dialogue used to terrify me and I’d avoid it at all costs! In the end a writing tutor noticed this and made me confront my fear and once I started to write conversation I loved it! It’s fun to hone it to perfection, revealing so much behind the actual words! A great explanatory video.

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    1. Thanks Annika. I admit that I have a lot more experience than confidence. LOL. I suppose that causes me to be more meticulous. As a career editor, I go to great lengths to polish things. It’s always good to keep learning. Hugs on the wing.

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  4. Wow! You’re busy! Thanks for the video, and of course, count on my reblog or anything else. I love your flights of fancy and I’m ready for the ride! Good luck, Teagan!

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