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Author Chiarella, Tom.

Title Writing dialogue / Tom Chiarella
Published Cincinnati, Ohio : Story Press, [1998]


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 MELB  808.3926 C5320/W  DUE 15-05-18
Description 170 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Ch. 1. Listening, Jotting, Crowding -- Ch. 2. The Direction of Dialogue: Examples and Possibilities -- Ch. 3. Dialogue and Character -- Ch. 4. Compression -- Ch. 5. On Silence -- Ch. 6. Radio, TV, Movies: Seeing, Listening, Reading -- Ch. 7. Using Dialogue to Create Stories -- Ch. 8. Nuts and Bolts
Summary Characters need to speak to each other. Tom Chiarella shows you how. Whether it's an argument, a love scene, a powwow among sixth graders or scientists in a lab, this book demonstrates how to write dialogue that sounds authentic and original. You'll learn ways to find ideas for literary discussions by tuning in to what you hear every day. You'll learn to use gestures instead of speech, to insert silences that are as effective as outbursts, to add shifts in tone, and other strategies for making conversations more compelling. Nuts and bolts are covered, too - formatting, punctuation, dialogue tags - everything you need to get your characters talking
Notes Includes index
Subject Authorship.
Fiction -- Technique.
LC no. 97036717
ISBN 1884910327 (paperback: alk. paper)