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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I liked the book as it was well-written and included well-thought-out material on ways to improve dialogue. Second, the book is Gloria Kempton delivers a book about techniques and exercise for crafting effective dialogue; she does exactly what she promises in the title.

Elements of Fiction Writing: Many others have been published in national magazines and received contracts from publishers. Jun 05, Monica Rodriguez rated it liked it Shelves: Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.

Dialogue gives you the edge you need to make your story stand out kmpton the rest. Long passages of boring narrative.

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Because unlike what Kinsella usually does, my heroine is not diqlogue heart of the story. Retrieved from ” https: That said, I’m keeping this copy in my library. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? When I go into writing mode I prefer the option of cutting access to the internet for minimized distractions, so on-hand reference books become all the more useful in those scenarios.


Towards the end of the book, the author included a couple of do’s and don’ts chapters that were particularly useful. The review must be at least 50 characters long. This review originally appeared on my blog at rogerhyttinen.

That’s okay, but the textbook feel made it gloriz less professional to read — like taking a class at the community center. I highly recommend this for any aspiring writer. Structuring Your Novel Box Set. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Add to that the concept that it isn’t really the job of genre writers to “challenge the reader”, something apparently reserved only for the literary and the mainstream.

As the former editor of two magazines, acquisitions gloris at a publishing house, and a freelance novel and nonfiction book editor at ten major publishing houses, Gloria understands what happens on both sides of the desk.

Nov 26, Matthew McAndrew rated it really liked it. Want to Read saving…. I absolutely loved it.

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What Gloria Kempton does is show you how to get into a character’s head and weave credible dialogue into a story. Then there were times I felt she was simply reading too much into the behavior of writers.

That’s dailogue, but the textbook feel made it seem less professional to read — like taking a class at the community center. It took me awhile to get through this as it does for any non-fiction book but I’m glad I did. Overall rating No ratings yet 0.

In all fairness I haven’t been able to figure out if it was simply due to outside factors such as work or if those two chapters in pa This is the first book I read in the “Write Great Fiction” series. Structuring Your Novel Workbook: So I have to adjust my tone every time I switch point of view.


This book had a lot of helpful tips and advice on how to write engaging dialogue.

So you’ve been warned, if you feel you’re losing interest, then I suggest you skip ahead those chapters, because the rest of the material is helpful to writers and those who are either working goria revisions or first drafts.

Dec 05, David rated it really liked it Shelves: Gloria Kempton delivers a book about techniques and exercise for crafting effective dialogue; she does exactly what she promises in the title.

Other books in the series. Sep 05, Kathryn rated it really liked it. A Writer’s Guide to Psychological Trauma. And despite having a lot in common, they have distinctly different personalities.

Create dialogue that drives the story Weave dialogue with narrative and action Write dialogue that fits specific genres Avoid the common pitfalls of writing glorua Make dialogue unique for each character Along with dozens of dialogue kekpton from today’s most popular writers, Write Great Fiction: