Gloria Kempton. · Rating details · ratings · 57 reviews. Craft Compelling Dialogue When should your character talk, what should (or shouldn’t) he say. Gloria Kempton is the author of Dialogue ( avg rating, ratings, 57 reviews, published ), The Passionate Edge ( avg rating, 1 rating, 0 re. Dialogue by Gloria Kempton, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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But I skimmed through it and it’s very good for those who don’t hear the voices. I absolutely loved it. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! Dialogue gives you the edge you need to make your story stand out from the rest.

October 12, Imprint: Dialogue gives you the edge you need to make your story stand out from the rest. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids glpria the go. Add to that the concept that it i There were some interesting suggestions and ideas in this book, but a couple of things made me wary.

If you have serious problems with dialogeu, then this book will give you micro lessons to help. How do you know when dialogue–or the lack thereof–is dragging down your scene? Dialogue by successful author and instructor Dialoge Kempton has the answers to all of these questions and more! Second, the book is clearly written with the textbook market in mind.

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That’s okay, but the textbook feel made it seem less professional to read — like taking a class at the community center. Description Craft Compelling Dialogue When should your character talk, what should or shouldn’t he say, and when should he say it? It goes way, way further than just learning how to show characters talking to each other.

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Dialogue: Techniques and exercises for crafting effective dialogue by Gloria Kempton

The Key to Unleashing the Power of Story. Perhaps a better book for someone looking for methods and exercises for beginners rather than advanced students. How do you know when dialogue–or the lack thereof–is dragging down your scene? The review must be at least 50 characters long.

Apr 29, Ted rated it liked it. Because the story belongs to my male protagonist as much as the female.

She took the beginner from no-knowledge to understanding, using and mastering the craft. When should your character dialogke, what should or shouldn’t he say, and when should he say it? For many writers, writing dialog is one of the more difficult aspects of the craft and certainly can be tricky.

It’s hard to glean the good stuff from this book when I have to overlook those things. I kepton know if it’s the author, she’s not very likable, she criticizes a LOT and seems to have written this entire book on a very bad day. Of course, when I stop to think about that now, I realise this isn’t something that can be taught in a methodical, scientific way.

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Demonstrated Transitions from Telling to Showing. The least useful volume of a useful series. It’s not great, by any means, but I do like that there are writing exercises at the end of each chapter to help with specific dialogue issues.

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Jacob rated it liked it. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. The exercises look helpful, though I have to admit I didn’t do them. The scarcity of advanced techniques makes this book irritating unless dialogue is one of your weaknesses, as it feels more like remedial lessons than skill development. If you read some of the lower rated reviews there are several mentions of this, though it may not be referred to as pop psychology and be labeled as Kempton talking down to you.

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On the other hand, it does give some good hints and tips, so I can’t give it only a one.

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I’m glad it was a quick read, and I skipped over significant portions of it, because it wasn’t worth the time it would have taken otherwise. There are things to be learned here. Jun 19, Justin rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 05, David rated it really liked it Shelves: Many others have been published in national magazines and received contracts from publishers.

I was able to finish the book and say, “I can do this. Overall, I thought Kempton did a nice job gloroa this book. Dialogue by successful author and instructor Gloria Kempton has the answers to all of these questions and more!

I seriously doubt that there’s any writer kemptoh the planet who can’t read this book and find some perspective on dialogue they haven’t thought of before. It won’t be for everyone, but I personally found several worthwhile bits of advice that I will incorporate into future projects.

So much of it was filled up with very long examples, and I’m sorry but when an author and presumably editors let slip errors like using “reign” when the correct word is “rein” it makes it hard for me to trust anything that book has to say.