Dialogue requires a different mindset. You need to place yourself in your character’s shoes, react the way they would and still play the writer and steer the conversation in the direction you want. Thus, dialogue can be pretty difficult to write if it doesn’t come naturally.
Here are 16 tips to keep in mind when writing dialogue!
“For that reason, we have decided a guardian is required,” the High Magistrate concluded.
From the line of robed holy men, another stepped forward to conclude the speech. Yet, his words fell on deaf ears and decided minds would not be perturbed by the warnings. Everyone had stepped forward to volunteer and all would willingly sacrifice themselves if it meant they had a chance to serve.
The Midas Code by Boyd Morrison is an action-adventure story, where Tyler Locke, an army engineer, must work together with a classics scholar, Stacy Benedict, to find the legendary treasure of King Midas. It is an adventure filled with ingenious thinking, plenty of fights and deadly villains.
Here is my spoiler-free book review of The Midas Code!
The first chapter is all about introductions. You introduce your characters, your theme and more. Yet, you also introduce yourself as a writer. You show the reader how you will tell the story. The style in which you give details and the atmosphere of your story. Making a good impression becomes the main stress in your first chapter, as you don’t want to make a mistake in your story or your style.
It sounds like an intimidating task, so let’s make it easy and enjoyable!
‘Slade House’ by David Mitchell is a dark fiction written as a companion to his book ‘The Bone Clocks’. I should say that when I was given this book to read, I had no idea that it was a companion book, but upon doing further research, I learned it is written in very much the same style and can be read as a standalone novel. Yet, I recommend before reading Slade House, you should read ‘The Bone Clocks’, to get more out of this book.
Without further ado, here is my spoiler-free review of ‘Slade House’!
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