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Writing Dialogue

How To Write Dialogue That Speaks Volumes

| Posted 08.06.2014 | Books

By Writer's Relief staff: Let’s talk about writing dialogue in a memoir -- a creative nonfiction gray area that may have you pondering: What were...

Why Is My Dialogue Stuck?

Alan Watt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Alan Watt

The surest way to kill the aliveness of our characters is by insisting that they always make sense. When we follow the labyrinth of most conversations, we discover one constant: people always want something.

On Dialect, Dialogue and Good Books

Angela Flournoy | Posted 11.06.2011 | Black Voices
Angela Flournoy

A recent conversation about Ebonics got me to thinking about Faulkner and James Baldwin, and the way certain dialects in this country get no respect.

The Making of a Novel: Developing Character Through Dialogue

Jennie Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jennie Nash

Sometimes the best way to develop a character is to bring the character on stage and let them start talking. The stage, when you're writing a novel, ...

The Making of a Novel: Making Dialogue Matter

Jennie Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jennie Nash

I was writing dialogue today. I was zipping along, feeling pretty good about things, when I suddenly realized that nothing was happening. My character...