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01.08.2011 19:11    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Craft  Writing  Writing Characters  Writing Dialogue  Writing Plot  Writing Tips      Tags: sol stein  character  plot  dialogue  
If you could sit down in a chair next to the editor of work by James Baldwin, Elia Kazan and Jack Higgins, what could that editor say that would be immediately helpful to you in your work?
08.07.2011 17:04    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Writing Dialogue  Writing Narrative  Writing Voice  Writing Tips      Tags: voice  narrative  dialogue  michael larocca  
One of the nice things about being an author is that we can break any rule we want. (I just did.) It's part of our job description.
05.07.2011 19:10    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Dialogue  Writing Craft  Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing      Tags: writing dialogue  crawford kilian  
Dialogue has to sound like speech, but it can't be a mere transcript; most people don't speak precisely or concisely enough to serve the writer's needs. Good dialogue has several functions:
26.05.2011 17:39    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing Dialogue  Fiction Writing  Writing Craft  Kiley C      Tags: writing dialogue  dialogue  writing  good dialogue  
Dialogue is probably one of the most important things to master in your writing. Dialogue creates action. It shows rather than tells.
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