Write Great Dialogue

Write Great Dialogue

by Irving Weinman
     
 

Commissioning editors say good dialogue is one of the first things that make a book stand out from the crowd - and similarly, that clunky direct speech is one of the first things that will send a book straight from the slushpile to the rejections bin.

But while many other aspects of writing are pored over in intense detail, there have been very few books on the

Overview

Commissioning editors say good dialogue is one of the first things that make a book stand out from the crowd - and similarly, that clunky direct speech is one of the first things that will send a book straight from the slushpile to the rejections bin.

But while many other aspects of writing are pored over in intense detail, there have been very few books on the art of writing successful dialogue. In this practical guide for aspiring writers of all levels, Irving Weinman, himself a published writer and well-known creative writing tutor, uses case studies to help you explore how to write good dialogue, and gives you a range of fun and challenging exercises that will help you to write great dialogue.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444171167
Publisher:
Quercus
Publication date:
11/23/2012
Series:
Teach Yourself: Writing Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,375,844
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Irving Weinman (Sussex, England) is an American author who has written 6 published books, for publishers including Faucett and John Daniel, and has contributed to the New York Times Book Review. He teaches Creative Writing at the University of Sussex.

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