Writerly Wednesday: More Dialogue – On Tags, Sensory, Details & Gestures

Photo Credit Last week I addressed how knowing your characters can have quite an impact on the dialogue you write. This week I’d like to address some more on dialogue, but this time, I’d like to focus on what I lovingly refer to as the ‘fluff’ that cushions the dialogue: tags, sensory, details and gestures. Dialogue Tags Tags are what guide the reader through a scene. Even though a character may have a unique cadence or rhythm in your story, […]

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Writerly Wednesday: Dialogue – Knowing Your Characters

Photo Credit One of the best ways I’ve learned for how to get to know my characters is by sticking them in a room with another character then sitting back with a little popcorn and listening to their unique voice.  But I’m not just listening for that.  I’m also listening for how they choose their words, what they choose to reveal and also what they feel their purpose is within their world.  Though the conversations you witness and the character’s history you learn […]

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