How to Write Dialogue in Fiction A Teach Yourself Guide

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444171167
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/23/2012
  • Series: Teach Yourself: Writing Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 316,087
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Irving Weinman has written 10 published books, for publishers including Faucett and John Daniel, and has contributed to the New York Review of Books. An American based in the UK, he is exceptionally well connected in the literary community, and teaches Creative Writing at the University of Sussex.

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Table of Contents

1. An Overview of Dialogue
2. Character in Dialogue I (dialogue in character)
3. Narrative in Dialogue
4. Dialogue in Narrative (non ‘scene’ dialogue)
5. Versions of Dialogue (monologue, thoughts, letters, diaries, voice messages)
6. Dialogue and Indirect Speech
7. Transitions in and out of Dialogue
8. Dialogue Imitations of Reality (crowds, multiple speech, interrupted speech, foreign languages)
9. Character in Dialogue II (using dialogue to learn about your characters: the art of not listening, getting them angry, letting their hair down)
10. The Far Reaches of Dialogue (experimental approaches, shifting dialogue / between characters)
11. Dialogue in Summary (some exercises, some suggested reading)

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