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This is a book about dialogue for writers: how to get characters talking in a way that vividly reveals who they are, what they are doing, and what's coming next in your story.

Synopsis:

Originally published in 1989, this revised and expanded edition focuses on the art and craft of writing effective dialogue in fiction, cinema, television, drama, radio, and poetry.

Turco's unique technique teaches by showing: he creates a Socratic dialogue as the form of the book itself. Says the author, Plato wrote lies in order to tell the truth. That's what a fiction writer does and has always done.

The book covers how to:

* Write dialogue that is believable as conversation--carefully selected, paced, and

organized.

* Break up dialogue at strategic places with action, replies, scene-setting and

other elements vital to telling your story.

* Balance dialogue and other story elements

* Dramatize conflict through dialogue.

* Use dialogue to lay the groundwork for upcoming events in the story.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781584653615
Author:
Turco, Lewis
Publisher:
University Press of New England
Location:
Hanover, NH
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Playwriting
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Motion picture authorship
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Fiction
Subject:
Dialogue
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Edition Number:
Pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Pbk
Series Volume:
no. 2002-16
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
7.44x5.08x.57 in. .47 lbs.

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Product details 200 pages University Press of New England - English 9781584653615 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Originally published in 1989, this revised and expanded edition focuses on the art and craft of writing effective dialogue in fiction, cinema, television, drama, radio, and poetry.

Turco's unique technique teaches by showing: he creates a Socratic dialogue as the form of the book itself. Says the author, Plato wrote lies in order to tell the truth. That's what a fiction writer does and has always done.

The book covers how to:

* Write dialogue that is believable as conversation--carefully selected, paced, and

organized.

* Break up dialogue at strategic places with action, replies, scene-setting and

other elements vital to telling your story.

* Balance dialogue and other story elements

* Dramatize conflict through dialogue.

* Use dialogue to lay the groundwork for upcoming events in the story.

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