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Yackety Yak. Blah Blah Blah. We talk every day and in every way. Is it always effective talking? Not really. But when it comes to our writing of dialogue inside of our stories, it better be.
When a writer goes on for a page or two or three describing what kind of coffee a character is going to order at the cafe, my eyes start to roll back in my head, and I am more than likely to slam the door on that story.
Dialogue is war! If you write dialogue--make it tight--and make it right! Make sure it is going to advance your story. I am still basking in the "afterglow" of all of the wonderful dialogue and storytelling from the remake of the "Great Gatsby" movie. Ah, but that is a post for another day.
***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***
Link to the original article: http://jodierennerediting.blogspot.com/2010/08/tips-for-writing-effective-dialogue.html
very instructive advice. De bons conseils pour écrire des dialogues réalistes.
Holly Lisle: Official Author Homepage - "read with hunger, write with joy, live with passion."
Creating characters is something that writers struggle with from time to time. How soon to give out the name? The distinguishing characteristics? The personal tics? If you are short on ideas for your characters, this article by Holly should give you some great tips for well-rounded characters. She suggests:
o Don't start your character off with a name or a physical description
o Do start developing your character by giving him (or her) a problem, a dramatic need, a compulsion
o Don't rely on crutches
o Do empathize with your character
o Don't sympathize with your character
o Do write from your own life
Link to the original article: http://hollylisle.com/how-to-create-a-character/