The Mechanics of Writing Dialogue
Lecture no. 7 from the course: Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques
Taught by Professor James Hynes | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Shift your attention from building characters to figuring out what they should say. This lecture provides an overview of the nuts and bolts of dialogue, from the rules of punctuation to the way writers use dialogue tags to add clarity to a conversation. See how what a character says can create meaning and evoke mood.