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Writing Dialogue

Dialogue, Journalism and Fiction Writing by Jonathan Whitelaw
Posted by Jonathan Whitelaw in , .

The best bit of writing advice I’ve ever been given is as follows: “You can’t edit a blank page.” And that little mantra has influenced me in both my fiction...

Writing Dialogue by Patricia Gibney
Posted by Patricia Gibney in , .

Writing dialogue can be daunting for some writers, and for others it is second nature. For me, I think I fall somewhere in the middle. When tasked with writing this...

How to Write Dialogue by Angela Clarke
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Angela Clarke is The Sunday Times bestselling author of the Social Media Murder Series, including Follow Me, Watch Me, and Trust Me. Angela has produced an extensive collection of Writing Tips video tutorials on many...

Period Speech and Dialogue in Historical Fiction: Blood’s Game by Angus Donald
Posted by Angus Donald in , .

One of the great joys of writing Blood’s Game, the first book in my new swashbuckling 17th-century series, was having access to the language of the time. This was an...

Dialogue: The Art of Keeping it On Point by Helen Fields
Posted by Helen Fields in , .

Crime writing lives or dies on the quality of its dialogue. It’s actually easier to forgive bad dialogue on TV or at the cinema because your senses have other things...

When More is Too Much: Family Business by Muriel Bolger

It is said that you can tell whether a book is going to be any good after the first eight or nine pages. And I have to agree you usually...

Just Listen: Writing Dialogue by Ann O’Loughlin
Posted by Ann O'Loughlin in , .

Just  listen. Dialogue is one of the most powerful tools  in a writer’s tool box, but to get it right you first have to do a lot of listening. Tune...

Writing Dialogue: The Battle of Conversation by Liz Lawlor
Posted by Liz Lawlor in , .

Happy Talkie, Talkie, Happy Talk. . . This is what I’m singing in my head as I begin to write about dialogue and dialogue, I do believe, is something that...

Dialogue: Say, Say, Say What You Want, Although …by Hannah McKinnon
Posted by Hannah McKinnon in .

Most writers would agree they love interacting with other writers. After all, who understands the trials, tribulations, crippling self-doubt and (at times elusive) euphoria better than a fellow author? But...

He Said, She Said; Sarah Webb’s 10 Tips on Dialogue
Posted by Sarah Webb in , .

I love writing dialogue and it’s only taken me fifteen years to nail it! My first novel was called Three Times a Lady and it was published in 2000. The...