Writing Realistic Dialogue and Flash Fiction
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Writing Realistic Dialogue and Flash Fiction explores why and how authentic, realistic dialogue works to engage the emotions of the reader and even catalogs the nuances of the sounds of individual letters and words and the effect of those nuances on the reader.
Paperback, 148 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Central Avenue Press (first published September 1st 2004)
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John Lee
This author writes the most concise books with great examples. I used a highlighter and pen and turned this thing into a tool and 4 years later I'm still jumping back to it occasionally.

Oh, and if you're not into flash fiction, don't worry; it's a small section in the book.

Excellent resource.
Gregg Rowe
Is your flash fiction stifled with hardly any dialogue?

Harvey shows you how to write dialogue that will push your plot forward, and you get to practice a lot too.

Even through dialogue, it will show who your character is, and he guarentees you can write a 99 word flash fiction with just dialogue, providing examples, including a clever little piece titled "At Confession", a brilliant 55-word conversational flash fiction.
Catrina Barton
I think all of his books are great for beginning writers. Not much help to one who has been in the business as long as I have. He does offer some great tips for newbies though.
Allan Fisher
Little gem of a book if you are interested in the nuances of dialogue... Some intriguing suggestions littered throughout... I will probably re-read soon...
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Harvey Stanbrough was born in New Mexico, seasoned in Texas, and baked in Arizona. After having survived a 21-year civilian-appreciation course in the US Marine Corps, Harvey managed to sneak up on a bachelor’s degree at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales in 1996. Harvey has written and published nine nonfiction ebooks on writing, including Punctuation for Writers and Writing Realistic Dial...more
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