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Writing Dialogue
     

Writing Dialogue

by Tom Chiarella, Story Press
 

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Whether you're writing an argument, a love scene, a powwow among sixth graders or scientists in a lab, this book demonstrates how to write dialogue that sounds authentic and original.

You'll learn ways to find ideas for literary discussions by tuning in to what you hear every day. You'll learn to use gestures instead of speech, to insert silences that are as

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Whether you're writing an argument, a love scene, a powwow among sixth graders or scientists in a lab, this book demonstrates how to write dialogue that sounds authentic and original.

You'll learn ways to find ideas for literary discussions by tuning in to what you hear every day. You'll learn to use gestures instead of speech, to insert silences that are as effective as outbursts, to add shifts in tone, and other strategies for making conversations more compelling. Nuts and bolts are covered, too - formatting, punctuation, dialogue tags - everything you need to get your characters talking.

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"Tell me." "No." "If you don't -- " "If I don't, what?" "If you don't, I'll...I'll just write bad dialogue." Dialogue is always tricky, but Writing Dialogue is a great beginning to tightening the words that come out of your character's mouths.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781884910326
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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