Great tips, but quite a bit of redundancy. January 1, Shannon Kostyal Have read through a couple of times. Useful information here, although I still struggle with dialogue. Have found similar information on Have read through a couple of times. Have found similar information on writing blogs, just presented in a different format. When I go into writing mode I prefer the option of cutting access to the internet for minimized distractions, so on-hand reference books become all the more useful in those scenarios.
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Shelves: writing The least useful volume of a useful series. If you have serious problems with dialogue, then this book will give you micro lessons to help. Techniques are clear and precise, if a bit condescending. But most of the information is basic enough to be presented in other books more effectively. The scarcity of advanced techniques makes this book irritating unless dialogue is one of your weaknesses, as it feels more like remedial lessons than skill development.
Recommended for writers who struggle The least useful volume of a useful series. Recommended for writers who struggle with dialogue, but otherwise I say skip it. Add to that the concept that it There were some interesting suggestions and ideas in this book, but a couple of things made me wary. However, despite the odd approach to genre, the analysis of dialogue and how to approach it is just as useful to genre writers as it is to everyone else.
I want to know how someone who also struggled with it approaches it, develops techniques for tackling it and succeeds.
Write Great Fiction - Dialogue
Dialogue : Techniques and Exercises for Crafting Effective Dialogue
Dialogue: Techniques and exercises for crafting effective dialogue