Do Not Call It Dialoguing!

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It’s forty minutes of writing talk about dialogue!

We cover some how-to and some how-not-to. Jon brings several dialogue examples from current reading, and Juliet provides a wide digression about the mentoring of editors.

Books mentioned in the show (Amazon links and text):

Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr (which Jon accidentally called About a Girl)
I was thirteen when my dad caught me with Tommy Webber in the back of Tommy’s Buick, parked next to the old Chart House down in Montara at eleven o’clock on a Tuesday night. Tommy was seventeen and the supposed friend of my brother, Darren.
I didn’t love him.
I’m not sure I even liked him.

Jon also recommends Sara Zarr’s podcast This Creative Life.

This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
She’s got it all figured out.
Or does she? When it comes to relationships, Remy’s got a whole set of rules.
Never get too serious. Never let him break your heart. And never, ever date a musician.
But then Remy meets Dexter, and the rules don’t seem to apply anymore.
Could it be that she’s starting to understand what all those love songs are about?

Fantastic 70’s image by Dave Gilbert and AddText.com

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