All About Dialogue.1101

All About Dialogue.1101 - All About Dialogue Part 1: Types...

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All About Dialogue Part 1: Types of Dialogue Summary dialogue is when you report the gist of the dialogue rather than putting it in the character's exact words. It is useful in that it takes up little space and gives the reader information that may not need to be dramatized. Marguerite told him that she wanted a baby. Indirect dialogue is a more detailed way of reporting dialogue that is indirect quotation. It delivers a feeling of how something was said; thus, it is rich in texture. Readers get a sense of who the speaker is. Marguerite said that she wanted a baby, that she wanted a baby now, and that she would do it with or without him, so he might as well kiss her or get out. Direct Dialogue is the most dramatic form. The reader is there with the characters, overhearing their conversation as it happens. It’s best to save your direct dialogue for meaty material with subtext. Also, you should generally use direct dialogue for the most important scenes and other methods of dialogue for less important moments. Marguerite said, "If you don't get a smile on your face real quick,
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course ENC 1142 taught by Professor Finch during the Fall '07 term at FSU.

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