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 was able to finish the book and say, “I can do this.

There was a lot I liked about it, especially the various exercises included in each chapter. In terms of criticism, a couple of items come to mind. Third, the “what to do” was emphasized over the “how to do it.

Dialogue by successful author and instructor Gloria Kempton has the answers to a Craft Compelling Dialogue When should your character talk, what should or shouldn’t he say, and dialogu should he say it? I myself have struggled with dialogue a lot, and in several ways.

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Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! It isn’t the best I’ve read on dialogue but it’s good. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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

The exercises look helpful, though I have to admit I didn’t do them. Keempton shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Preview — Dialogue by Gloria Kempton. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori.

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She has been a contributing editor to “Writer’s Digest” magazine and an instructor with www. Ksmpton a solid volume of the Write Great Fiction glloria. Have read through a couple of times. Character Archetypes of theSeven Deadly Sins. Jul 07, A. Because I like dialogue so much, I preferred writing plays over stories, and screenplays over novels.

I love reading those kinds of stories, as well as creating them. It’s packed with innovative exercises and instruction designed to teach you how to: All the while, the author warns of the potential pitfalls that come with these techniques and advises against the over-use of dialogue in certain situations.

Jacob rated it liked it. See if you have enough points for this item. I liked the book as it was well-written and included well-thought-out material on ways to improve diaalogue. Kempton thoroughly covered the subject of Dialogue.

Don’t have a Kindle? I found that book immeasurably helpful.

How to Write Dazzling Dialogue: How to Make a Living as a Writer. The first half of the book was a little repetitive and dragging but the second half introduced a lot of useful techniques and tips for writing dialogues.


The Fire in Fiction. Learn more about Amazon Prime. 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. Return to Book Page. But I still had my doubts. InKempton published a textbook to teach the Hero’s Journey approach to writing, made popular by Christopher Vogler ‘s book The Writer’s Journey, for writers in prison. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

Book ratings by Goodreads. Aug 01, Katrin Gertsen rated it really liked it. Bullies, Bastards And Bitches. Kempton also speaks at and conducts workshops at writers conferences across the country each year, including the National Writer’s Association Conference, the Pacific Northwest Writer’s Conference, and the Maui Writer’s Conference.