Dialogue : Techniques and Exercises for Crafting Effective Dialogue, Paperback Book

Dialogue : Techniques and Exercises for Crafting Effective Dialogue Paperback

Part of the Write Great Fiction series

4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Craft Compelling Dialogue When should your character talk, what should (or shouldn't) he say, and when should he say it?

How do you know when dialogue--or the lack thereof--is dragging down your scene?

How do you fix a character who speaks without the laconic wit of the Terminator?

Write Great Fiction: Dialogue by successful author and instructor Gloria Kempton has the answers to all of these questions and more!

It's packed with innovative exercises and instruction designed to teach you how to:Create dialogue that drives the storyWeave dialogue with narrative and actionWrite dialogue that fits specific genresAvoid the common pitfalls of writing dialogueMake dialogue unique for each character Along with dozens of dialogue excerpts from today's most popular writers, Write Great Fiction: Dialogue gives you the edge you need to make your story stand out from the rest.




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Dialogue is part of a continuing series on writing instruction teaching its reader the "techniques and exercises for crafting effective dialogue." I thought this book did just that. Lots of tips which I found to be very helpful, I'm hoping some of the lessons sunk in and I will be even more aware when I'm falling short with what dialogue is supposed to accomplish in any given scene.There were plenty of writing exercises to strengthen the "muscle memory" of the brain and I felt very encouraged that I, too, could write good dialogue. It just takes practice.

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Not a bad resource for writers. There are things to be learned here. The exercises look helpful, though I have to admit I didn't do them. But that was mainly due to being busy myself. Helpful advice, though nothing earth-shattering. The writing itself is average; the conversational style, instead of drawing me in, actually threw me off for some reason. I would say not a waste of time, but not mandatory.

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