Crafting Dynamic Dialogue: The Complete Guide to Speaking, Conversing, Arguing, and Thinking in Fiction
Crafting Dynamic Dialogue: The Complete Guide to Speaking, Conversing, Arguing, and Thinking in Fiction (Creative Writing Essentials) by Writers Digest Editors, Cheryl St. John
2016 | ISBN: 1440345546 | English | 296 pages | EPUB/MOBI | 0.6 MB/0.5 MB
Write authentic dialogue that invigorates your story!
Exceptional dialogue isnt just important when writing fiction-its essential. In order to impress an agent or editor and keep readers turning pages, you need to deliver truly standout dialogue in every scene. Crafting Dynamic Dialogue will give you the techniques and examples you need to impress your readers.
This book is a comprehensive guide to writing compelling dialogue that rings true. Each section is packed with advice and instruction from best-selling authors and instructors like Nancy Kress, Elizabeth Sims, Steven James, Deborah Halverson, James Scott Bell, Donald Maass, Cheryl St. John, and many others. Theyll show you how to:
Bend the rules to create a specific effect
Understand the role of dialogue in reader engagement
Use dialect and jargon effectively
Give every character a believable, unique voice
Set the pace and tone
Reveal specific character background details
Generate tension and suspense
Utilize internal dialogue
Whether youre writing flash fiction, a short story, or a novel-length manuscript, Crafting Dynamic Dialogue will help you develop, write, and refine dialogue to keep your readers hooked.