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by Paolito
November 19th, 2010, 8:14 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Are you more likely to buy a book that won an award?
Replies: 25
Views: 6466

Re: Are you more likely to buy a book that won an award?

I admit it. I make an effort to read award-winning novels, and those nominated for the award. I know, I'm running against the current here, but I believe I can learn a lot by studying really good writing, and books nominated for the top literary awards such as the Pulitzer, the Orange, the Pen/Faulk...
by Paolito
April 9th, 2010, 8:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The importance (and difficulty) of gestures
Replies: 55
Views: 23768

Re: The importance (and difficulty) of gestures

Body language is my biggest challenge among many challenges. Think about the actor’s task (very similar to the writer’s task). Because screenwriters rarely give body language directions, the actor must find ways to move his or her body which are consistent with the character and consistent with what...
by Paolito
April 9th, 2010, 8:34 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What Did Adverbs Ever Do to You?!
Replies: 38
Views: 11327

Re: What Did Adverbs Ever Do to You?!

Okay, so I'm wordy (this isn't one of my novels), but here's what I think about adverbs. Okay, so you're a big fan of Anne Perry's Victorian mysteries. By all means keep reading them...but not for great writing. Crack open one of her novels at any page, and you will see adverbs galore (e.g., she sai...