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Sunday, April 8

Writing Prompt: The Skill Builder: What’s Really Being Said?

By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy

This week’s prompt focuses on an exercise designed to work on a particular skill or technique, such as a POV exercise or character builder. Today’s skill: Subtext.

Write a scene where people are not saying what they really mean, but readers can tell what’s actually going on by the subtext and body language.


If you’re looking for a little help on writing subtext, try these articles:

Don’t Speak: The Power of What’s Left Unsaid When Crafting Dialogue

What Are You Really Saying? (The Use of Subtext)

What Are Your Characters Not Saying?

A Trick for Writing Subtext

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