We’ve been focusing on dialogue – from realistic to stylized. Today we’re going to work on the thorny issue of dialogue attribution. Should you say “he said” or “he whispered seductively”? How about neither? The Prompt Write a story that is dialogue-heavy but features no dialogue attributions at all. You know what this looks like, [...]
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I don’t know if you’ve been using little or lots of dialogue in your stories up until now. We’re going to spend the next few days looking at dialogue issues, and play with a few different aspects of it. The Prompt Write a story that features realistic dialogue Tips When writing dialogue, remember that people [...]
Today it’s time to work on our dialogue. Write a story that focuses on writing realistic dialogue I’m a fan of the podcast Writing Excuses hosted by 3-4 working science fiction/fantasy/speculative fiction/comic authors and occasional guests. Even if you don’t write in these forms, don’t let that put you off. It’s 15 minutes long and [...]
LET YOUR CHARACTER TALK Tell a story where everything we learn about the character comes from the things they say. Does what they say match up with what they mean? Iin what ways do they lie about themselves when the speak? How do people react?) Tell Us About Your Character Through Their Voice Go!