Read a book

Read a book

Break time for Ty. Since I have the whole book arranged into chapters, I’ve decided to stop and smell the pages. Other pages than my own. There is nothing like the smell of a Kindle in the morning.

I need a book with well written dialogue. I’m thinking of an Iris Murdoch book, but will take recommendations. I have been writing my dialogue with very few “he said, she said”. Even I get lost in my dialogue. I get lost sometimes trying to figure out which toon is talking. I need help.

W.P. says, “So, why not take a break and read a book, Ty?” “Well, thank you for the suggestion W.P., I think I will follow your advice.” “Best you do, you sucks at dialogue.” “Really? I say, isn’t that a bit too harsh?” “Not really, honesty is never harsh, it is just honesty.” “Hmm, it still hurt.” “It’s like discipline when you are a child. I gave you an honest assessment in love and it hurt. But, you will change your behavior, right?” “I don’t know, I haven’t yet.” “Give it time, Ty. Meet me here in a week.” sigh “OK.”

Advertisements
4 comments
  1. I do a lot of dialogue in my books, so I’m curious what you mean by very few ‘he said, she said’. I try to use other words like ask, reply, declare, state, claim, mention, insist, interrupt, etc. Is that what you’re referring to?

    • tyroper said:

      I mostly use one “he said” at the beginning of a paragraph, and don’t put in another one til I feel moved. So, not enough. 😦

      • The method I use is to typically start the dialogue and after the first sentence give “, he says/asks/whatever ” to help set the mood. I use the opening ‘he said’ or an opening action sentence to break the quote monotony in long talks.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

ultimatemindsettoday

A great WordPress.com site

If I Ruled the World

Vote for me, 2033

PRINCESS KICK-ASS

Jean-Luc Picard.

Martian

Truth is a pain to accept

Archaeodeath

Archaeology, Mortality & Material Culture

The Journal Of Antiquities

Ancient Sites In Great Britain & Southern Ireland

meganelizabethmorales

MANNERS MAKETH MAN, LOST BOYS FAN & PERPETAUL CREATIVITY.

Storyshucker

A blog full of humorous and poignant observations.

Nicholas C. Rossis

Dream-protecting author

tessmadeja

travel, holidays,leisure

SURVIVING THE DOOM

THE REALLY BAD NEWS AGGREGATOR

A Narcissist Writes Letters, To Himself

A Hopefully Formerly Depressed Human Vows To Practice Self-Approval

Publishing Insights

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose / The more things change, the more they stay the same

booksandopinions.com

The Book Reviews You Can Trust!

sheila sea

like thalassic velvet

SIUQUXEBOOKS

Book recommendations,inspirational quotes,blogging and social

ALWAYS INVISIBLE

I just want you to know who I am

Written in ink, not stone

like and follow me!! Thanks for visiting, much appreciated

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Eye Will Not Cry

"Eye Fly High"

londonunpublishing

About a process

Attached To Brunei

Born & Bred in the Abode of Peace

summer

I really like Ryan Gosling.

Eric Weiskott

Assistant Professor of English at Boston College

Memoir Notes

a blog for memoir writers

Living Young & Free with God

I speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for those who are crushed in spirit. I speak up for those who are poor in confidence,and see that they may be encouraged to live up their dreams.

Terribly Write

Terrible Writing on the Web. And Writing Terribly Well for the Web

MY TROUBLED MIND

confessions are self-serving

chandleur

Bagatelle

Felicity Johns

This site is rated for MA audiences only.

Caustic Synergy

United and alone in the world

1 SIGFRIDSSON

ON = TIME

KURT★BRINDLEY

Surmising with aplomb and nary remorse

The Perks of Being a Writer

Ayesha Mehr Nadeem

%d bloggers like this: