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How to write sparkling, meaningful dialogue – Ep18 FREE podcast for writers
Posted by Roz Morris @Roz_Morris in How to write a book on April 17, 2020
Dialogue is an art in itself. It’s much more than characters talking to each other. Great dialogue can convey subtext, hidden agendas, freudian slips, personality, the author’s themes. It gives the reader the sense of watching a story’s characters in real time, witnessing them with our own eyes. But how do we get all that in? And how do we make it read naturally?
That’s what we’re discussing in today’s episode. Asking the questions is independent bookseller Peter Snell. Answering them is me!
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9 tips to nail dialogue – guest post at Ingram Spark
Posted by Roz Morris @Roz_Morris in How to write a book on July 8, 2019
Well-crafted dialogue brings characters, literally, to life.
Dialogue is immediate, it has energy, it’s a tool for subtext and for x-raying the characters’ personalities and hearts. With all that to consider, writing fine-honed dialogue is almost a literary discipline of its own.
Today I’m at the Ingram Spark blog, with 9 key tips for writing and revising to make your dialogue sing. Come over.
PS There’s an entire chapter on dialogue in my characters book.
PPS Editing fast, editing slow, finding experts… here’s what’s been happening in my own creative worlds this month
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How to find your author voice – interview with Joanna Penn
Posted by Roz Morris @Roz_Morris in How to write a book, Interviews, podcasts, Writer basics 101 on July 25, 2016
Hello! I’m slightly late posting this week because I knew I had this waiting. Joanna Penn invited me back to her podcast to thrash out a thorny topic – how to find your author voice.
We discuss what voice is, how to develop it, how character dialogue differs from narrative voice, how authors might adapt their style for different kinds of book, voice considerations for non-fiction, the value of experimenting and – that perennial favourite – why literary fiction might take so darn long to write. Plus side helpings of Nigella Lawson and Nigel Slater, so bring a picnic.
You can get it on video, audio download or written transcript – it’s all here.
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