Posts Tagged: Suzanne Scanlon

Notable NYC: 3/10–3/16

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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Notable Chicago: 7/21–7/27

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Friday 7/21: Tim Taranto and Suzanne Scanlon will discuss Tim’s new book Ars Botanica at Women & Children First. 7:30 p.m., free. Saturday 7/22: Visit The Book Cellar to hear Pulitzer winner Jeffrey Gettleman discuss his memoir, Love, Africa: A Memoir of Romance, War, and Survival. 6 p.m., free. Sunday 7/23: Garbage will be at The […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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This week, let’s talk about dialogue. As with any facet of writing, there are “rules.” Don’t be too formal—real people don’t talk like the dictionary. Don’t be so informal—all that slang is distracting. Use dialogue tags sparingly. Use more dialogue tags to clarify who is speaking. Always use quotation marks! Throw out the quotation marks! […]

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