Dialogue

Browse here ... a few of our most recommended posts. A place to start...
User avatar
Rkcapps
Site Admin
Posts: 3521
Joined: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 1:25 pm
Location: Sydney
Contact:

Dialogue

Postby Rkcapps » Mon, 01 May 2017 5:37 pm


User avatar
Rkcapps
Site Admin
Posts: 3521
Joined: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 1:25 pm
Location: Sydney
Contact:

Re: Dialogue

Postby Rkcapps » Wed, 14 Jun 2017 1:08 pm

Another great article http://www.ridethepen.com/dialogue-plot-ibsen-ghosts/

to give you an idea how hard it is for me to concentrate, it took me until 1pm to finish reading this post in between interruptions. I was constantly trying to read. Imagine trying to concentrate on my book!

User avatar
Rkcapps
Site Admin
Posts: 3521
Joined: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 1:25 pm
Location: Sydney
Contact:

3 tips for better dialogue

Postby Rkcapps » Sat, 16 Sep 2017 6:22 pm


User avatar
Rkcapps
Site Admin
Posts: 3521
Joined: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 1:25 pm
Location: Sydney
Contact:

Re: Dialogue

Postby Rkcapps » Wed, 03 Jan 2018 11:53 pm


User avatar
Rkcapps
Site Admin
Posts: 3521
Joined: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 1:25 pm
Location: Sydney
Contact:

Re: Dialogue

Postby Rkcapps » Thu, 15 Feb 2018 9:55 pm


User avatar
Rkcapps
Site Admin
Posts: 3521
Joined: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 1:25 pm
Location: Sydney
Contact:

Re: Dialogue

Postby Rkcapps » Mon, 16 Apr 2018 6:33 pm


User avatar
Rkcapps
Site Admin
Posts: 3521
Joined: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 1:25 pm
Location: Sydney
Contact:

Re: Dialogue

Postby Rkcapps » Mon, 12 Nov 2018 7:34 am


User avatar
Rath Darkblade
Moderator
Posts: 2277
Joined: Sun, 10 Jun 2012 4:39 pm
Location: Melbourne, VIC

Re: Dialogue

Postby Rath Darkblade » Wed, 12 Dec 2018 2:43 pm

Rkcapps wrote:5 common dialogue mistakes: http://editing.xterraweb.com/writing-ti ... iters-make


I agree with this, but I have a question re: phonetic spelling. Didn't Mark Twain do this with Huckleberry Finn? Don't we understand (and even sympathise with) Huck's character, despite his unusual way of speaking? :)
There is nothing wrong with nepotism, so long as you keep it all in the family. (Winston Churchill)

User avatar
CageSage
Extremely Important Member
Posts: 895
Joined: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:49 pm
Location: Adelaide

Re: Dialogue

Postby CageSage » Wed, 12 Dec 2018 3:14 pm

Re: Huck Finn - the modern reader wouldn't read it. It was too much at the time, and now it would be dismissed.

Using small things shows much more than overdoing the 'accents' or forcing the reader to slow down so much they lose thread of the story ... would it now be called showing off the writerly skills at the cost of the momentum of the story?

User avatar
CageSage
Extremely Important Member
Posts: 895
Joined: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:49 pm
Location: Adelaide

Re: Dialogue

Postby CageSage » Wed, 12 Dec 2018 3:23 pm

I think for me, the best dialogue is similar to the build-up to war - each player in the chit-chat has their own agenda, and it's clear that the words have more meanings than just the surface words. I like those bits of dialogue. Those books I read more than once, and for pleasure.


Return to “New to AWF?”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests