The reason is simple, really.
Barbara Kingsolver In addition to being a widely published novelist, Kingsolver is also a poet and essayist. Her dialogue is pointed and memorable, an absolute force of meaningful emotion.
Tata Ndu looked at him quizzically. Get Shorty, Jackie Brown, 3: What's all this stuff? Squirt some in your mouth. What've you got here, a billy? Use it on poor unfortunate offenders Where's your gun, your pistol?
Guards are out here already, they'll stop the car. I was even gonna blow the whistle myself if I had to, send out the amber alert, get them running around in confusion for when I came out of the hole.
Boy, it stunk in there. Tell me why in the world you ever became a federal marshal, Jesus. My experience with marshals, they're all beefy guys, like your big-city dicks.
Sinclair Lewis Perhaps because Lewis was also a playwright, he shows a deft handle with dialogue in his many novels. His characters don't just talk - they sing. Didn't she remember--what was it? Needs some woman like you. She held out her hands as much to that sanctity as to the boy.
He edged into the room, doubtfully sucking his thumb. I agree with you. Silly people like me always ask children their names.
Toni Morrison Morrison is one of the great writers of our time. Her novels are rich and tangible, and never so much as through the vivid dialogue offered by her deeply textured characters.
Good skin, bright eyes and strong as a bull. She can hardly walk without holding on to something. Can't walk, but I seen her pick up the rocker with one hand. She was right there with her. Why do you think I can bear it, what reason have you for treating me like that?Seven Keys to Writing Good Dialogue.
September 9, I'm really glad I found your blog. I write a blog with advice for fiction writers, too, and it's great to see "my" tips and ideas (I actually pick most of them up from my reading) backed up by more credible people like you!
Dialogue is supposed to give an impression of real speech; it’s not supposed to be a transcript of how we really talk. When I went back and cleaned up the dialogue, my text flowed much more smoothly.
Writing Really Good Dialogue "Dude, totally!" In your story, you might think about the ways an accent, some slang, or funny quirks of speech can really work to enhance and define your characters.
My own blog post on dialogue looks at how the construction of good dialogue can be pretty similar to writing a good joke. The whole bit on semi-colons told me that you have to write with meaning, you need to write with feeling.
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really, sometimes decides between a good book and a great book. How do you create (and punctuate) really good dialogue so that it moves your story forward and provides strong characterization? Use this literary worksheet loaded . Writing Really Good Dialogue "Dude, totally!" In your story, you might think about the ways an accent, some slang, or funny quirks of speech can really work to enhance and define your characters.