Chatwalk

Chatwalk “What’s that one, Daddy?” “Uh, that one is a maple.” “How do you know?” “Look at the leaves. They have a special shape.” “But how do you know that’s the name of it?” “My dad told me, when I was about your age, I guess.” “How did he know?” “I suppose his mom or…

Writing Corner: The Dash

The Dash A dash (—) is a piece of punctuation that you don’t hear about as much as others. It is a line that is used as a break in the writing for one reason or another. The reason that it is not often taught in schools is that it is usually for informal writing,…

Writing Corner: Story Tense

Story Tense The tense of the story means when it is happening, either in the past or the present. This gets into grammar a bit more than other topics, but I am going to try to keep it very simple. How Many Tenses are There? When we think of verb tenses, usually we think of…

Writing Corner: Dialogue

Dialogue Dialogue is one of the main three parts of fiction writing, along with action and description. Dialogue is everything that people say, either to themselves or to others. We’re going to look at how to write dialogue and some things you should (and shouldn’t) do when writing it. Writing Dialogue This is a short…