“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”
- Ernest Hemingway
“Most people do not listen with the aim to understand; they listen with the aim to reply.”
- Mark Twain
The words we use say a great deal about who we are, where we come from, and how we think.
The same should be true of the characters in our novels.
Take for example, depression ...
One set of studies has linked depression to an elevated use of first person singular pronouns ( I, me, my)
and a lack of first person plural ( we, our), second, and third person pronouns,
suggesting that these serve as linguistic markers of self-focused rumination
(narcissists show similar language patterns) and social isolation.
You might want to watch what you say…
you never know what secrets you just might be giving away.
Which leads me to Kathleen Valentine's Blog which is my next stop on my DON'T BUY MY BOOK! Blog Tour
Where I speak about the importance of internal versus external dialogue in our novels,
and how I used that duel in my latest novel.
Won my Mystery Prize
for commenting on
D.G. HUDSON'S Blog!
won a mystery gift for the additional drawing
for commenters on Lee McKenzie's Blog
Congratulations, Hilary and Vidya!