Writing Dialogue (Lit Starts)

Writing Dialogue (Lit Starts)

5 (2 ratings by Goodreads)

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days


When will my order arrive?

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 8-11 business days.


Not ordering to the United States? Click here.

Description

A fill-in book from the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, authors of the best-selling 642 Things series.




Focus on a single aspect of the craft of writing with help from the San Francisco Writers' Grotto. Writing Dialogue begins
a foreword by author and educator Shanthi Sekaran, who offers pointers
for creating believable speech in your fiction. The rest of the book
consists of prompts and space to write, providing opportunities to
explore how dialogue can bring your characters and plotlines to life.
Among other ideas, you'll be asked to write speech for:





a pent-up confession of love
a family's reaction when dinner is ruined
a job interview in which the interviewee has all the power
a first date that is going well (and then not so well)
a toast at dinner party, honoring someone who has wronged you



Perfectly sized to take to a cafe, on vacation, or on your morning
commute, this book is designed for practicing your creative writing a
little bit at a time.




Special Features





Paperback with textured cover stock, flaps, and a lay-flat binding
Advice from a published writer, followed by fill-in prompts and space to write
Part of a collection of single-subject writing prompt books by the San Francisco Writers' Grotto
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
  • Abrams Noterie
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1419738313
  • 9781419738319
  • 2,980,963

Review quote

"Good writing begins with WRITING-anything! JUST WRITE, GODAMMIT! Inside these books are 388 wildly creative, ridiculously fun ideas and prompts to get you going. Seriously, if these workbooks don't get you going, then you need to forget about writing and go open a dry-cleaning franchise."--Mary Roach "bestselling author of Stiff, Spook, Bonk, and Grunt, among others "
show more

About San Francisco Writers' Grotto

The San Francisco Writers' Grotto is a community of writers that was founded in 1994. It now has more than 100 members who share workspace and teach classes in downtown San Francisco. Shanthi Sekaran's recent novel, Lucky Boy, was an NPR Best Book of 2017. She teaches creative writing in the San Francisco Bay Area.
show more

Rating details

2 ratings
5 out of 5 stars
5 100% (2)
4 0% (0)
3 0% (0)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X