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eBook Dialogue: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting Effective Dialogue (Write Great Fiction Series) ePub

by Gloria Kempton

  • ISBN: 1582972893
  • Category: Writing Research and Publishing Guides
  • Subcategory: Reference
  • Author: Gloria Kempton
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books; Write Great Fiction edition (October 26, 2004)
  • Pages: 240
  • ePub book: 1174 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1693 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 194

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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.

Gloria Kempton delivers a book about techniques and exercise for crafting effective dialogue; she does exactly what she promises in the title. 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.

Write Great Fiction: Dialogue by successful author and instructor Gloria Kempton has the answers to all of. .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

Write Great Fiction: Dialogue by successful author and instructor Gloria Kempton has the answers to all of these questions and more! It's packed with innovative exercises and instructions designed to teach you how to.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.

Write Great Fiction: Dialogue by successful author and instructor Gloria Kempton has the answers to all of these questions and more! .

Write Great Fiction: Dialogue by successful author and instructor Gloria Kempton has the answers to all of these questions and more! It's packed with innovative exercises and instructions designed to teach you how to.For many writers, writing dialog is one of the more difficult aspects of the craft and certainly can be tricky.

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Acting Through Song Techniques and Exercises for Musical-Theatr. Usage & Writing Guides. Teach Yourself: Write a Novel/ How to Craft a Great Story/ Write Great Dialogue. £1. 2 P&P 9781565239692. How can writers make their dialogue sing? Answers to all of these questions and more can be found in this in-depth look at this crucial component of fiction.

Write Great Fiction: Dialogue by successful author and instructor Gloria Kempton has the answers to all of these questions and more It's packed with innovative exercises. Write Great Fiction Series Gloria Kempton

Write Great Fiction: Dialogue by successful author and instructor Gloria Kempton has the answers to all of these questions and more It's packed with innovative exercises. Write Great Fiction Series Gloria Kempton.

How can writers make their dialogue sing? Answers to all of these questions and more can be found in Gloria Kempton's in-depth look at this crucial component of fiction. Readers will learn how to create dialogue that sizzles, with tips on: Creating dialogue for specific genres Bringing characters to life with revealing dialogue Identifying and fixing common dialogue problems Each chapter features numerous examples of successful dialogue drawn from bestselling novels, and chapter-ending exercises help readers apply the lessons learned. This is one book that will get readers talking!.

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Items related to Dialogue: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting . Gloria Kempton (born 1951) is an American author of ten books, including Write Great Fiction: Dialogue.

Items related to Dialogue: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting Effective. Gloria Kempton Dialogue: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting Effective Dialogue (Write Great Fiction Series). ISBN 13: 9781582972893. Write Great Fiction: Dialogue by successful author and instructor Gloria Kempton has the answers to all of these questions and more! It's packed with innovative exercises and instruction designed to teach you how to: Create dialogue that drives the story. Kempton also speaks at and conducts workshops at writers conferences across the country each year, including the National Writer"s Association Conference, the Pacific Northwest Writer"s Conference, and the Maui Writer"s Conference.

Craft Compelling Dialogue

When 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 a character who speaks without 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 more! It's packed with innovative exercises and instruction designed to teach you how to:

Create dialogue that drives the storyWeave dialogue with narrative and actionWrite dialogue that fits specific genresAvoid the common pitfalls of writing dialogueMake dialogue unique for each character

Along with dozens of dialogue excerpts from today's most popular writers, Write Great Fiction: Dialogue gives you the edge you need to make your story stand out from the rest.

Comments

RUL RUL
If you or your characters are at a loss for words, this book will help. The book covers the basics as well as reminding the more experienced of things they may have neglected or forgotten. The author is a strong proponent of dialog as the main engine for stories and moving the plot along. I’m not quite as sold on that premise as she is, though I certainly agree powerful dialog is a great advantage to any piece of fiction. Our disagreement may be genre dependent, or maybe I’m just too thick to grasp all her points. ;) She covers how to use dialog in your scenes, giving characters their own voice, how to integrate description into dialog, how to use dialog for pacing, setting the mood, ratcheting up tension, and even such mechanics as tags and how to use them—or not. I certainly walked away from reading this with a few new ideas.
Yozshugore Yozshugore
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.
Nettale Nettale
This is my fourth (of five) book that I've read of the "Write Great Fiction" series - I couldn't say enough about the others, I highly recommend them! But this one...well. I don't know if it's the author, she's not very likable, she criticizes a LOT and seems to have written this entire book on a very bad day. (The other authors in the series were seriously good and experts on what they were writing!) Not only that, there were many mistakes (typing errors) throughout this edition. I caught it in some of the others, but this one has one in each chapter. I'm tempted to highlight the errors and send it to the publisher to bring to their attention. It's hard to glean the good stuff from this book when I have to overlook those things. A writing book filled w/incorrect things, not good. BUT , just because this book belongs in the series, I'm still reading through it and will save it to my must-have collection.
jorik jorik
I have had problems with dialogue, but this book really helped me out. This book it's written beautifully, and it gives examples so how wonderful. My biggest complaint it's to short and even though it explains the examples really well, I feel that if the book was longer it could be one section of examples and explaining them and the other trying to help you with lessons.
Bele Bele
I found there was not enough information to justify this whole long book. So much of it was filled up with very long examples, and I'm sorry but when an author and presumably editors let slip errors like using "reign" when the correct word is "rein" it makes it hard for me to trust anything that book has to say.

On the other hand, it does give some good hints and tips, so I can't give it only a one. I'm glad it was a quick read, and I skipped over significant portions of it, because it wasn't worth the time it would have taken otherwise.
Styphe Styphe
Helpful. Had some suggestions and techniques that were useful. It isn't the best I've read on dialogue but it's good. Again, this series is great for beginners and some of us needing refreshers.
Gold Crown Gold Crown
I haven't finished reading this book, I'm only a couple chapters into it. But I can tell you, the insight into dialogue I've gleaned from just those chapters has been well worth the $10 I payed for this. The fact that I have the rest of the book to go just means that I'm getting many times my $10 worth out of it.

The writing is crisp and funny, but concise and appeals to the part of me which craves a mechanical understanding of writing (as opposed to some floofy 'write with your HEART!' style books I've read halfway through and tossed in the trash). It's written by a person who's obviously good at textual analysis, because it dissects passages of dialogue from other books with insight far beyond anything I could ever do (and I like to think I'm good at text analysis!).

I think that if you're struggling with dialogue, or even great with dialogue but looking for some polish to your skills, this is the book to get. I seriously doubt that there's any writer on the planet who can't read this book and find some perspective on dialogue they haven't thought of before.
Great Book. It goes way, way further than just learning how to show characters talking to each other. The essence of effective dialogue is to "become" the characters. Once you can wrap your head around this concept, everything else will fall into place.

She introduces tools such as the Enneagram, on which I have done more research. This book is one that needs to be read and studied over and over, and you will enjoy most if not all of it. This along with Jack Bickham's scene and Structure are at the top of my list of resources.

Thank you Ms. Kempton