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Bona's Bite-Size Nuggets: Dialogue 102

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Release Date: 09/25/2020

Bollinger's 7th Medical Thriller: Bollinger's 7th Medical Thriller: "The Healing Tree"

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Diann interviews Darryl Bollinger, discussing his latest thriller, "The Healing Tree", set in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, not far from his home. When protagonist Reeves butts up against Big Pharma and greed, he faces danger.

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DiannAbroad explains writers' block is real, and it came at her with a vengeance, cloaked in what she was celebratory excitement just when I released my thriller novel to beta readers. . This podcast lays out her strategies to address my personal variety of writer’s block.

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Diann is back to podcasting again after a 6-week hiatus and I'm writing goals for 2021. First, in order to look forward, I needed to look back to 2020...briefly, at least. This podcast does that: I look back and then talk about my 2021 goals with an eye to encouraging you to write your goals for 2021.

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With my current thriller manuscript ("Claim Denied") in the hands of beta readers, I had time to think about writing another book: a sequel, a thriller set in a small town with fascinating, quirky characters. When I looked back to a community on the Eastern Shore of Virginia I visited a few times in early 2000, I came upon a startling, sweet surprise!

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Thriller Thriller "Claim Denied": A Reading.

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Schindler's latest book, "Claim Denied," is an electrifying international cyber-espionage thriller. It emerged from her experiences as a higher educational consultant at an American University in Kosovo.

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Barbara Rein debuted her first book series in fourth grade, The Adventures of Cassandra McGillicuddy in Outer Space, complete with stick figures drawings. She's now an award-winning and Amazon-best-selling author. Listen to her tell us about her father's creepy bedtimes stories, and more.

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Linda M. Whitaker is a retail data scientist, and a writer of science and technology thrillers.  By day she plays with numbers, by night, with words. Her debut techno thriller is "The Crucible of Steele". Listen to Whitaker talk about her work, science fiction, Darwin and Galton, and more.

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Readers love stories that take place in small towns. All the characters have something to hide. Diann lists a few classic small-town novels and discusses small-town movies. A great way to escape into another world.

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Agde, France July 2017 Revisited show art Agde, France July 2017 Revisited

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In July 2017, I stayed in The Petite House (Airbnb) in Agde, France, a tiny village of 22,450 pop. a mile north of Cap de Agde, the seaside resort on the Mediterranean Sea. Giving this is the first week of the French Open, I thought it fitting I indulge myself and reminisce  about this lovely village.

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Bona's Bite-Size Nuggets: Dialogue 102 show art Bona's Bite-Size Nuggets: Dialogue 102

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Dialogue 102: Creating dialogue to avoid "monomouth." Editor Bona Hayes and Diann Schindler provide examples of dialogue illustrating word choice, cadence, pet words and phrases, and reactions to stress, shock, and excitement. 

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Bona Hayes is a writer and editor who helps authors craft and self publish their works. Her goal is to take YOUR art and make it readable the way you hear it.  She works with you to engage and enthuse your readers.

Podcast: Dialogue 101

[email protected] www.bonahayes.com 

Dialogue 102: Creating dialogue to avoid "monomouth." Editor Bona Hayes and Diann Schindler provide examples of dialogue illustrating word choice, cadence, pet words and phrases, and reactions to stress, shock, and excitement. 

The term "monomouth" is mentioned in and borrowed from The Career Author (Zach Bohannon and J. Thorn) Podcast: The Dialogue Doctor: Jeff Elkins.

Millard Johnson, The Villages FL, Author, check out his books on Amazon.   [email protected]

Marjorie Speirs, Author and Blogger: "A Woman of a Certain Age" 

The latest book on Diann's night stand is Laura Kaye's "Hard As It Gets" - a romance.

Bona's night stand book is Anne Lamott's "Bird by Bird - Some Instructions on Writing & Life"

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For more information about Diann's latest novel, "Claim Denied" click HERE . To receive publication updates, please write to her at 

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Intro and out go music is "The Amelia Island Sun" composed and performed by Rafael Javadov.  Interlude music is "Russian Soap Opera" by Ilya Truhanov and "Golden Memories" by Vadim Derepa.