I'm going to be brutally honest here. I like the Olympics. I totally do. If love comes from the heart, then like comes from somewhere else, and wherever that Very Important Receptacle is, I assure you that I am liking the Olympics with all of it.
I don't know why I'm not completely rabid about the whole thing. Maybe because it wasn't a huge deal at my house growing up. Maybe because my husband has claimed the TV for the next however-many weeks and has informed me that my DVR'd episodes of Project Runway will have to wait until the Olympic Wonderment is over. Regardless, I watch some of it with him, and when the less exciting events come on, I let my mind wander, and I've decided that Novel Writing should absolutely be an Olympic sport. And if you could break novel writing down into sub-categories, then pacing would be one of the toughest.
I'm at Lydia Kang's blog today, talking about pacing and offering some advice on how to keep it smooth and snappy. If you can tear yourselves away from the TV for five minutes, do come and check it out :).
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Also, also, Angela recently blogged about Showing Emotion In Dialogue-heavy Scenes, so if you need some body language tips, especially when your characters are trying to HIDE what they are feeling, do check it out!
Hope everyone has an awesome weekend. Please let us know what's new with you in the comments, and what you're doing this summer!