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Tag: Dialogue Cues

Know Subtext? Got Subtext on the Page?

by Margie Lawson

How well do you read body language?

How well do you share subtext on the page?

Take this quick quiz, then enjoy the examples of writing fresh faces and voices below the quiz.

  1. Ninety-three percent of communication is nonverbal.
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Margie’s Rule #16:  Adding Subtext with Dialogue Cues  

Margie Lawson

When people talk, subtext happens.

Every time.

You can’t say one word without sharing subtext.

Subtext for dialogue: The psychological message behind the words.

When the words and the subtext are incongruent, the truth is in the subtext.

In the real world, we factor in subtext all the time.… Read the post

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10 Not Absurd Lessons from Margie Lawson (and Her Peeps!)

By Jenny Hansen

Last Friday Margie Lawson did a guest blog at Writers In The Storm. If you missed it, please take a moment to catch up by clicking here.

As usual, Margie’s advice was spot-on and amazing. However, what surprised me about Friday’s post was the comment section.… Read the post

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