The source of fiction’s power is its strong characters. Use dialogue as a method of character building to strengthen your characters by editor, Fallon Clark.
Improve your fiction writing skills faster with “deliberate practice,” a well-known practice used by athletes and musicians for years.
Three dimensional characters make better stories, here are three steps authors can use to help readers connect to their characters.
Tips and advice on how to improve the dialogue and cut exposition in your fiction from prolific writer of science fiction, urban fantasy, and comic books, Chuck Wendig, shared by novelist and editor, Kay Keppler.
Dialogue is more than characters talking about the plot of your story. Good dialogue makes your story come alive. Check out these rules for writing punchy dialogue by Terry Tierney, novelist and poet.
Today’s post is a summary of posts on writing dialogue, resources For novelists on Writer’s Fun Zone. *** Recently, I created a new free mini-course, The Writer Discovery Mini-Course (sign up here), and have...
Let’s say that you’ve written the first draft of your novel, and maybe you’ve even checked to see that all your turning points, your scenes and sequels, are where they’re supposed to be.
Let’s welcome back monthly columnist Chloe Adler as she shares with us “Write “Who You Know” – Turning Real-Life Meanies into your Book’s Antagonists” Enjoy!
Ahhh, the joys of tags. These are those pesky things writers tack after a dialogue run. They tell the reader who’s talking or what they’re doing, or sometimes they do both. These innocuous critters have stirred up quite the debate in the writing community. I’m sure you’ve heard them, whispering in the corners of the coffee shop or library:
Who doesn’t have trouble with dialogue, at least some of the time? It seems like some writers are just born with an ear while the rest of us work hard to develop ours. It used to be that we could go to coffee shops and listen to/make notes about the conversations going on around us, but coffee shops have become the new study hall, and conversations happen via text.
“Dialogue should be active, develops characters and create moods in the scene,” Karl Igelsias said, screenwriter, script doctor and consultant, “Dialogue is the first thing a publisher will look for.” In other words, don’t fill up your book with page after page of narrative. Give your reader highly charged dialogue and they will thank you for it.
Welcome to this week’s guest post from author, Bobbye Terry, wherein she shares about character voice, and makes fun of me… *^* Stop talking to me! You have to quit! Be quiet for now,...