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Write great fiction : dialogue : techniques and exercises for crafting effective dialogue

Author: Gloria Kempton
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"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 with 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gloria Kempton
ISBN: 1582972893 9781582972893
OCLC Number: 234367130
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 232 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Releasing the voice within - the purpose of dialogue --
Ch. 2. Mute characters and stories - abolishing your fears --
Ch. 3. The genre, mainstream, and literary story - the dialogue matters --
Ch. 4. Wheels of motion - dialogue that propels the story forward --
Ch. 5. Narrative, dialogue, and action - learning to weave the spoken word --
Ch. 6. In their own words - delivering the characters and their motivations to the reader --
Ch. 7. There is a place - using dialogue to reveal story setting and background --
Ch. 8. Brakes or accelerator - dialogue as a means of pacing --
Ch. 9. Tightening the tension and suspense - dialogue that intensifies the conflict --
Ch. 10. It was a dark and stormy night - using dialogue to set the mood and facilitate the emotion --
Ch. 11. The uhs, ands, and ers - some how-tos of dialogue quirks --
Ch. 12. Whoops! : dialogue that doesn't deliver - the most common mistakes --
Ch. 13. Punctuation and last minute considerations - tying up the loose ends --
Ch. 14. Dialogue dos and don'ts - some practical tips --
Ch. 15. Connecting with readers - you can make a difference.
Other Titles: Dialogue
Responsibility: by Gloria Kempton.

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How do some writers craft conversation so authentic that it feels as if they've been eavesdropping? What's the secret behind getting characters to talk to each other? How can writers make their  Read more...

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