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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Dialogue by glotia author and instructor Gloria Kempton has the answers to all of these questions and more! Page after page of blocks of text. Depending on how good a writer you are this book will either be a huge help or a waste of time. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

The Mental Game of Writing: It won’t be for everyone, but I personally found several worthwhile bits of advice that I will incorporate into future projects.

However, sometime around chapter I lost all interest in the book. Some of her thoughts about the writer’s fears about dialogue and the writer’s final goals for potential readers made absolute sense to me. A Writer’s Guide Second Edition. She is currently working on several projects; a mainstream novel, a book of essays about her years as a prison volunteer, and a book for writers on unlocking the unconscious.

I would say not a waste of time, but not mandatory. How to Make a Living as a Writer. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I highly kempfon this for any aspiring writer.


It isn’t the best I’ve read on dialogue but it’s good. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

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Demonstrated Transitions from Telling to Showing. Useful information here, although I still struggle with dialogue.

Dialogue: Techniques and exercises for crafting effective dialogue

On the other hand, it does give some good hints and tips, so I can’t give it only a one. Sep 27, Susan Tietjen rated it it was amazing.

The least useful volume of a useful series. Once is okay to establish credibility. Gloria has also written two novels and eight nonfiction books.

I also found jempton author’s repeated reminders that dialogue comes easy to her and that she doesn’t have to try very hard to write it strange. Showing of 86 reviews. The exercises look helpful, though I have to admit I didn’t do them. Craft Compelling Dialogue When should your character talk, what should or shouldn’t he say, and when should he say it?

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A Writer’s Guide to Psychological Trauma. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Excellent book for learning how to write great dialogue. There are things to be learned here.

Gloria Kempton (Author of Dialogue)

But that was mainly due to being busy myself. Towards the end of the book, the author included a couple of do’s and don’ts chapters that were particularly useful. 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.


Couldn’t say if it’s best for beginners, experts, or something in between because I think it really does make a difference where the writer’s natural inclinations are, starting.

How else would it be enjoyable to study a non-fiction book without wanting to put it away?

Write Great Fiction Dialogue with Gloria Kempton

Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Demonstrated Transitions from Bleak to Bold Narrative. This is a great guide to writing dialogue. 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.

She provided examples, projects to practice, dislogue contrasting ways not to do it. It’s packed with innovative exercises and instruction dialoge to teach you how to: Instruction is individualized because you are unique and your writing should reflect your unique voice.