The Resource Writing dialogue, Tom Chiarella

Writing dialogue, Tom Chiarella

Label
Writing dialogue
Title
Writing dialogue
Statement of responsibility
Tom Chiarella
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Characters need to speak to each other. Tom Chiarella shows you how. Whether it's an argument, a love scene, a powwow among sixth graders or scientists in a lab, this book demonstrates how to write dialogue that sounds authentic and original. You'll learn ways to find ideas for literary discussions by tuning in to what you hear every day. You'll learn to use gestures instead of speech, to insert silences that are as effective as outbursts, to add shifts in tone, and other strategies for making conversations more compelling. Nuts and bolts are covered, too - formatting, punctuation, dialogue tags - everything you need to get your characters talking
Cataloging source
TOC
Dewey number
808.3/96
Index
index present
LC call number
PN218
LC item number
.C618 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Writing dialogue, Tom Chiarella
Publication
Note
Includes index
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Contents
Ch. 1. Listening, Jotting, Crowding -- Ch. 2. The Direction of Dialogue: Examples and Possibilities -- Ch. 3. Dialogue and Character -- Ch. 4. Compression -- Ch. 5. On Silence -- Ch. 6. Radio, TV, Movies: Seeing, Listening, Reading -- Ch. 7. Using Dialogue to Create Stories -- Ch. 8. Nuts and Bolts
Control code
000013397109
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
170 p.
Isbn
9781884910326
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97036717
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.b19138465
System control number
  • 13397109ms
  • (OCoLC)37513131

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
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    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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