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American Dialogue and Interior Monologue

Lecture no. 12 from the course: Great American Short Stories: A Guide for Writers and Readers

American Dialogue and Interior Monologue

Taught by Professor Jennifer Cognard-Black | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Crafting good dialogue means listening to how real people talk, but also understanding that speech in a story is fundamentally different from the real thing. Using exercises from both real life and fiction, learn how purposeful dialogue can be crafted. Then, look at how internal monologue works and how it serves to reveal character in important ways.