Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Ask the Author. 3/3

Here are five tips on writing better dialogue ...

Please send more questions! And guys, where are you? All the questions so far have been from women.

Feel free to post your questions in the comments section below or email them to me at ellen (at) ellenmeister (dot) com.


literarymiss said...

Thanks, Ellen! Great tip about the "S" word...Occasionally I get in that mindset of 'DO NOT USE THIS WORD', but what you say makes great sense!

I look forward to the next session of Ask the Author!


btw, I followed a link from the CM group, 'Authors Den' :)


Alison B. (aka MommaGE on CM) said...

Great tips! Thank you Ellen. I will keep these in mind as I edit.

My challenge seems to be the monumental back story and how it has integrated into the dialogue as well as the narrative. It makes for long-winded dialogue and that is something that I need to remedy.

Kathleen A. Ryan said...

What a wonderful job you're doing with your video "Ask the Author." These are useful tips, thanks for sharing!

Ellen said...

Elizabeth, Alison and Kathleen ... thanks! So glad you found it useful. Will try to post another this week but yikes ... tight schedule. xo