Tag: dialogue

  • Modern Dialogue In An Old Setting

    Modern Dialogue In An Old Setting

    Dialogue is never a transcript of real speech. It is always a believable rendition; done badly, a contrivance. Some writers are linguists who aim for a close approximation of an historical period, all the while knowing that a true transcript would not be understood by the modern reader. But in other types of stories, dialogue […]

  • Dialogue In Literature

    “I’m not going to come!” he ejaculated. “That’s the day you won the cricket match,” she chirped. Dialogue in fiction should be reserved for the culminating moments and regarded as the spray into which the great wave of narrative breaks in curving toward the watcher on the shore. EDITH WHARTON As wonderful as that quote…