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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. 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.
Paperback, 200 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by University Press of New England (first published 1999)
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Eric Wynn
As a writer, I am gleaning some new ideas for my work from this book. It has held my intrests so far, and I continue to press forward looking for those golden nuggest of knowledge that are hidden among the pages.
L.M. Elm
Thought the use of Socratic method was a little too over the top for me. I found my self cringing at his narrator. There are better books about dialogue out there. This one just isn't one of them.
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