An Ode to Silver and Talia Vance

There is a big part of me that wants very badly to shout DITTO! To the posts that Donna and Katy shared earlier this week.

They are so right.

Talia has voice in spades. She writes hot boys and kickass girls. She weaves original, intricate stories together as easily as if she was tying shoelaces.

Another area in which Talia rises head and shoulders above the pack is with her skill in writing dialogue. The exchanges she creates between characters are witty, sexy, characterizing. They are tense and richly detailed.

Simply put, her ear for dialogue is pitch perfect. (I just realized Katy said, this exact thing in her post. See? We all think so, which makes it undeniably true.)

I’ve been known to study her dialogue. To laugh out loud because of it. To savor it. And I can’t wait for you all to see what I mean when you read SILVER.

In addition to being a big fan of Talia, the author, I am a huge fan of Talia, the woman. We Muses are coming up on our fourth anniversary and so we’ve settled into our roles within the group a little bit. Talia is our voice of reason. She is eloquent with words, gentle in spirit, wicked in humor, and generous as a friend.

She brought us together, way back when. Without her, I’d be missing out on one of the most rewarding parts of being a writer.

It’s such a treat—an honor, really—to be part of this fantastic achievement of hers.

Congratulations, Talia, and GO SILVER!!!!


Four for you Talia, you go Talia! :D

I love this post! :D Talia the Author is AMAZING, you're so lucky to know the person as well! Talia's writing was what stood out for me the most in Silver. It was so well done, and I love her use of pseudo dialogue tags. You aren't the only one studying it! :D

All of the posts these week have been great. Kudos to you all and thanks for such a wonderful post!

Thank you for coming by, Hannah! I'm so glad you feel the same way :)

Seriously loving this week's Talia love-fest. You Muses are awesome.

Thank you so much V (and Hannah and Beth!). It's an honor to be part of this group and blog. <3 <3 <3

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