Compass Points: Creating Meaningful Dialogue by Suzanne RuthvenCompass Points: Creating Meaningful Dialogue by Suzanne Ruthven

Compass Points: Creating Meaningful Dialogue

bySuzanne Ruthven

Paperback | September 26, 2014

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Poor dialogue is one of the main reasons for a publisher's reader glazing over when reading a first-time novel, where the author has seen fit to include every superfluous utterance of every-day speech. The purpose of dialogue is to move the story along and to give added dimension to the characters through what they say, and often think. Creating Meaningful Dialogue helps to get rid of the dross from your typescript and retain the gold in the story. Try to incorporate the exercises given at the end of each chapter into your own writing where appropriate and see how it improves the flow of the dialogue by making the characters come alive. With added input from publishers and publisher's readers, this book is invaluable for all would-be novelists and fiction writers.
In addition to being the commissioning editor for Compass Books, Suzanne Ruthven is also editor of the popular quarterly creative writing magazine, The New Writer (which she produces in partnership with literary agent, and publisher, Merric Davidson). She lives in County Tipperary, Ireland.
Title:Compass Points: Creating Meaningful DialogueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:97 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 26, 2014Publisher:Compass BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1782795308

ISBN - 13:9781782795308

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