Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go. ~ E. L. Doctorow

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Insecure Writer's Support Group: Who Knew?



My lack of knowledge astounds me every day. In the process of researching for a blog post, I came across the do's and don't's of dialogue. When a character trails off, you use the ellipsis (...) and when a character is cut off by another character, you use the dash (—). 

I’m not sure when I should have learned this bit of information. Did you know that?

Either way, I jumped on the emotional rollercoaster a writer and artist know well. The first thought that came in my head was “Doh!” My self-esteem took a plunge, making my stomach drop and the air to whoosh out of my lungs. How could I be such a doofus? Will people make fun of me?

Once the pity party ended, I realized that it’s ok not to know everything. The fact that the world still holds so much knowledge and information undiscovered by me blew my mind. What a wonderful feeling to know nothing. Look out world, here comes my knowledge hungry curiosity!

What have you learned recently that made you palm smack your forehead?


Get the dish on dialogue over at the Bucks County Writer’s Group blog.

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