Dialogue: Techniques and exercises for crafting effective dialogue



Dialogue: Techniques and exercises for crafting effective dialogueCraft Compelling DialogueWhen Should Your Character Talk, What Should Or Shouldn T He Say, And When Should He Say It How Do You Know When Dialogue Or The Lack Thereof Is Dragging Down Your Scene How Do You Fix Character Who Speaks With The Laconic Wit Of The Terminator Write Great Fiction Dialogue By Successful Author And Instructor Gloria Kempton Has The Answers To All Of These Questions And It S Packed With Innovative Exercises And Instructions Designed To Teach You How To Create Dialogue That Drives The Story Weave Dialogue With Narrative And Action Use Dialogue To Pace Your Story Write Dialogue That Fits Specific Genres Avoid The Common Pitfalls Of Writing Dialogue Make Dialogue Unique For Each CharacterAlong With Dozens Of Dialogue Excerpts Form Today S Most Popular Writers, Write Great Fiction Dialogue Gives You The Edge You Need To Make Your Story Stand Out From The Rest.

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  • Paperback
  • 232 pages
  • Dialogue: Techniques and exercises for crafting effective dialogue
  • Gloria Kempton
  • English
  • 07 December 2018
  • 1582972893

10 thoughts on “Dialogue: Techniques and exercises for crafting effective dialogue

  1. John says:

    Every time I read one of these Writer s Digest technique books, I find a passage that really sticks in my craw Here, it s Do you remember those novels teachers made us read in high school Great Expectations Madame Bovary Lord of the Flies Page after page of blocks of text Long passages of boring narrative I m sorry Your name isGloria Kempton Not Flaubert And you ve written If your plan is to write for an audience of philistines, why not just write for prime time television

  2. Kimberly [Come Hither Books] says:

    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 bookseffectively The scarcity of advanced techniques makes this book irritating unless dialogue is one of your weaknesses, as it feelslike remedial lessons than skill development Recommended for writers who struggle wit 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 bookseffectively The scarcity of advanced techniques makes this book irritating unless dialogue is one of your weaknesses, as it feelslike remedial lessons than skill development Recommended for writers who struggle with dialogue, but otherwise I say skip it There s little presented here that isn t covered elsewhere to better effect, including in the other volumes of the Write Great Fiction series

  3. Louise says:

    There were some interesting suggestions and ideas in this book, but a couple of things made me wary First, I m not sure about the author s approach to genre fiction in particular the suggestion that all writers of fantasy train themselves to write something called magical dialogue , which is akin to that used in the Lord of the Rings, seems outdated I was startled to read that this books was actually published in 2004 rather than sometime in the early 90s Add to that the concept that it i There were some interesting suggestions and ideas in this book, but a couple of things made me wary First, I m not sure about the author s approach to genre fiction in particular the suggestion that all writers of fantasy train themselves to write something called magical dialogue , which is akin to that used in the Lord of the Rings, seems outdated I was startled to read that this books was actually published in 2004 rather than sometime in the early 90s Add to that the concept that it isn t really the job of genre writers to challenge the reader , something apparently reserved only for the literary and the mainstream 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 also found the author s repeated reminders that dialogue comes easy to her and that she doesn t have to try very hard to write it strange I m not sure I want to learn about writing dialogue from someone who finds it that easy because I don t find it easy myself I want to know how someone who also struggled with it approaches it, develops techniques for tackling it and succeeds

  4. Tatra says:

    April 4 8, 2015It is interesting how much goes into dialogue And I think that it s also good for character building August 14 18, 2013If you re like me, and you re reading through all of the Write Great Fiction series, I strongly urge you to finish with this book I loved the other books, but felt like I had to get the lessons down in a snap But, then I read this book and Kempton says don t worry about this now, just write and fix it during the second draft She tells you to absorb the les April 4 8, 2015It is interesting how much goes into dialogue And I think that it s also good for character building August 14 18, 2013If you re like me, and you re reading through all of the Write Great Fiction series, I strongly urge you to finish with this book I loved the other books, but felt like I had to get the lessons down in a snap But, then I read this book and Kempton says don t worry about this now, just write and fix it during the second draft She tells you to absorb the lessons and apply them to your work, but don t worry about getting it right on the first go through.I absolutely loved it I haven t exactly worried so much about my dialogue though there is that pesky fear of my characters sounding alike , but this book has given me so much to think about I ve always loved dialogue, but she definitely helps me see how dialogue could be better I m already thinking about scenes in my current novel that could use some TLC in dialogue during the second draft

  5. Greg Scowen says:

    I wouldn t go as far as some of the reviews here and say this book was a waste of money Indeed, as a primer into the writing of dialogue, this was perfect for me.That doesn t mean I didn t go out and search forguides on the topic to further the basic knowledge that I got within But it was a good warm up and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get a light starter for a part of the craft that challenges many writers.

  6. Michele says:

    It felt like Gloria Kempton was coaching me while I write my novel If there is one thing I took away from this book is learning to create three dimension characters by weaving in narrative, dialogue, and action I recommend this book for aspiring authors.

  7. Aaron Bolin says:

    Gloria Kempton delivers a book about techniques and exercise for crafting effective dialogue she does exactly what she promises in the title I liked the book as it was well written and included well thought out material on ways to improve dialogue.In terms of criticism, a couple of items come to mind.First, the author reminds us repeatedly that she is a writing coach and dialogue comes easy for her Once is okay to establish credibility By the fifth time, it was irritating.Second, the book is Gloria Kempton delivers a book about techniques and exercise for crafting effective dialogue she does exactly what she promises in the title I liked the book as it was well written and included well thought out material on ways to improve dialogue.In terms of criticism, a couple of items come to mind.First, the author reminds us repeatedly that she is a writing coach and dialogue comes easy for her Once is okay to establish credibility By the fifth time, it was irritating.Second, the book is clearly written with the textbook market in mind That s okay, but the textbook feel made it seem less professional to read like taking a class at the community center.Third, the what to do was emphasized over the how to do it That is, this is designed as a textbook to be read under instruction not as a how to self paced manual.Overall, I thought Kempton did a nice job with this book It won t be for everyone, but I personally found several worthwhile bits of advice that I will incorporate into future projects If I were teaching a creative writing class, I would definitely consider this item as a supplementary textbook

  8. Meredith says:

    There were some good points, but the book could have been half as long.My first problem is that many of the example passages from various novels fell flat for me Either they were too short, or the characters weren t sufficiently introduced, or both Very rarely did I see the tension emotion technique Gloria Kempton was trying to emphasize.Second problem This is a book on dialogue, so obviously the author is going to have a lot to say about dialogue But I sort of got the feeling she was saying There were some good points, but the book could have been half as long.My first problem is that many of the example passages from various novels fell flat for me Either they were too short, or the characters weren t sufficiently introduced, or both Very rarely did I see the tension emotion technique Gloria Kempton was trying to emphasize.Second problem This is a book on dialogue, so obviously the author is going to have a lot to say about dialogue But I sort of got the feeling she was saying dialogue is THE important thing and THE way to show character.She also lists weird categories for types of story dialogue magical, cryptic, descriptive, etc and types of speakers twisted tongue, rocket, turtle, ace, apologizer, etc In the latter list, she makes up pretty implausible examples that would actually be really irritating in a novel

  9. C.L. Phillips says:

    This book has some good tips that could have been expressed in half the pages It s not great, by any means, but I do like that there are writing exercises at the end of each chapter to help with specific dialogue issues There is a lot of redundancy in the book.If you are writing anything and wish to improve your dialogue skills, I recommend How to Write Dazzling Dialogue by James Scott Bell I found that book immeasurably helpful.

  10. Raelee Carpenter says:

    Great tips, but quite a bit of redundancy.

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