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Releasing the Voice Within--The Purpose of Dialogue
Mute Characters and Stories--Abolishing Your Fears
The Genre, Mainstream and Literary Story--The Dialogue Matters
Wheels of Motion--Dialogue That Propels Your Story Forward
Narrative, Dialogue and Action--Learning to Weave the Spoken Word
In Their Own Words--Delivering the Characters and Their Motivations
There is a Place--Using Dialogue to Reveal Story Setting and Background
Brakes or Accelerator--Dialogue as a Means of Pacing
Tightening the Tension and Suspense--Dialogue That Identifies the Conflict
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night--Using Dialogue to Set the Mood and Facilitate the Emotion
The Uhs, Ands and Ers--Some How-Tos of Dialogue Quirks
Whoops! Dialogue That Doesn't Deliver--The Most Common Mistakes
Punctuation and Last-Minute Consideration--Tying Up Loose Ends
Dialogue Dos and Don'ts--Some Practical Tips
Connecting with Readers--You Can Make a Difference
SYNOPSIS: This book is part of the Writer's Digest "Write Great Fiction" series. From Gloria Kempton, it includes techniques and exercises for crafting effective dialogue. Unlike other writing references on dialogue, this book shows in addition to telling. Each chapter not only gives numerous examples of successful dialogue taken from best-selling novels, but also provides chapter-ending exercises to help readers apply the lessons learned. You will learn to make scene three-dimensional with narration, action and dialogue and learn how difference types of novels require different types of dialogue. A must-have for the fiction writer.
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