Write Great Fiction - Dialogue

ISBN-10: 1582972893

ISBN-13: 9781582972893

Edition: 2004

Authors: Gloria Kempton

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How do some writers craft conversation so authentic, it feels like they've been eavesdropping? What's the secret behind getting characters to talk to each other? How can writers make their dialogue sing?Answers to all of these questions and more can be found in Gloria Kempton's in-depth look at this crucial component of fiction. Readers will learn how to create dialogue that sizzles, with tips on:* Creating dialogue for specific genres* Bringing characters to life with revealing dialogue* Identifying and fixing common dialogue problemsEach chapter features numerous examples of successful dialogue drawn from bestselling novels, and chapter-ending exercises help readers apply the lessons learned. This is one book that will get readers talking!
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List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/26/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Releasing the Voice Within-The Purpose of Dialogue
Mute Characters and Stories-Abolishing Your Fears
The Genre, Mainstream, and Literary Story-The Dialogue Matters
Wheels of Motion-Dialogue That Propels the Story Forward
Narrative, Dialogue, and Action-Learning to Weave the Spoken Word
In Their Own Words-Delivering the Characters and Their Motivations to the Reader
There Is a Place-Using Dialogue to Reveal Story Setting and Background
Brakes or Accelerator-Dialogue as a Means of Pacing
Tightening the Tension and Suspense-Dialogue That Intensifies the Conflict
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night-Using Dialogue to Set the Mood and Facilitate the Emotion
The Uhs, Ands, and Ers-Some How-Tos of Dialogue Quirks
Whoops! Dialogue That Doesn't Deliver-The Most Common Mistakes
Punctuation and Last Minute Considerations-Tying Up the Loose Ends
Dialogue Dos and Don'ts-Some Practical Tips
Connecting With Readers-You Can Make a Difference
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