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Dialogue is Tough.

I’ve read some novels which left me in tears–but not because the book was emotionally moving.

I am a dialogue Nazi. If the dialogue sucks, I’m out. 218 more words

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How to Write Compelling Dialogue

In order to use dialogue effectively you need to understand its purpose. Dialogue must reveal character, advance plot, make characters real and suggest or provide action. 382 more words

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Writing Tip: Learn to Hear Dialogue

This is what they call in the swordsmanship schools “a secret technique.” Only I’m talking about writing, not swordsmanship.

Where do you find great dialogue? 127 more words

A Personal Note

How Strong is Your Dialogue? How to Fix Common Dialogue Problems

For my regular peeps, you probably know about my favorite hostage guest contributor, blogger Alex Limberg. Today, he shines his spotlight at some basic dialogue problems we all know in one form or another. 1,680 more words

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Using Dialect In Writing

One way to differentiate between characters and to get a better understanding about who they are is through dialect.  We can learn a lot about a person based on their accent, grammar, and choice of words. 345 more words

Writing Dialogue?

Writing dialogue isn’t as straight forward as it would seem. It was one of the areas I was dinged on when I first submitted my manuscript. 527 more words

4 Ways to Keep Dialogue Interesting

As authors we all know dialogue plays several roles in mystery novels—character exposition, speed up pace, imparting information and showing mood—to name a few. It is critical that this important writing tool does not become tedious and monotonous. 247 more words

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