Write Great Fiction - Dialogue
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Description: 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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/26/2004
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|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|