Write Great Dialogue: Teach Yourself Ebook Epub

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Hodder & Stoughton, Oct 26, 2012 - Reference - 288 pages
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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, to write brilliant dialogue.

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Although there were some good tidbits in the book, overall it was not laid out in a particularly readable manner, and the excerpted examples were often too long. By the time you reached the end of the ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Irving Weinman (Sussex, England) has written 10 published books, for publishers including Faucett and John Daniel, and has contributed to the New York Review of Books. An American based in the UK, he is exceptionally well connected in the literary community, and teaches Creative Writing at the University of Sussex.

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