Write Great Dialogue
How to write convincing dialogue, conversation and dialect in your fiction
By Irving Weinman
YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO WRITING BELIEVABLE AND AUTHENTIC DIALOGUE, CONVERSATION AND SPEECH IN YOUR CREATIVE WRITING.
This smart and comprehensive creative writing guide uses practical tips, exercises and expert advice to show you how to w,rite superb dialogue that will help your book stand out from the crowd.
LEARN HOW TO WRITE CONVINCING AND COMPELLING DIALOGUE.
Commissioning editors say good dialogue is one of the first things that make a book stand out from the crowd - and similarly, that clunky direct speech is one of the first things that will send a book straight from the slushpile to the rejections bin.
But while many other aspects of writing are pored over in intense detail, there have been very few books on the art of writing successful dialogue. In this practical guide for aspiring writers of all levels, Irving Weinman, himself a published writer and well-known creative writing tutor, uses case studies to help you explore how to write good dialogue, and gives you a range of fun and challenging exercises that will help you to write great dialogue.
ABOUT THE SERIES
The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
Irving Weinman (Sussex, England) is an American author who has written 6 published books, for publishers including Faucett and John Daniel, and has contributed to the New York Times Book Review. He teaches Creative Writing at the University of Sussex.
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31 Aug 2012
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