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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Learn To Use Dialogue

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Dialogue Is Learned By Listening
To Speech Patterns

Talk or dialogue surrounds us,
no matter where we go. Dialogue
lives in markets, train stops,
malls and family get-togethers.
Listening is an excellent way to
learn how to use dialogue in

At the market, two people engage
in conversation.

"Hey, Mack." A male greets.
"Whatcha doin' here?"

"Picking-up couple things for
the old lady."

"Cool. I'm gettin' stuff 'cause
my fridge is empty."

The two laugh.

Take note of how one male drops
the g on ing word endings.

Let's observe a situation at the
train station.

"Why did you push me?" A lady
shouted at the female standing
near her.

"I ain't touch you."

"You did."

"I don't know ya, wouldn't touch

The accusing lady curled her hand
into a fist...

One of the females used ya instead
of you, and ain't instead of didn't.

Start thinking. What character can
your imagination mix together based
on the above example?

Perhaps, you're at the mall scanning
for bargains. You over-heard a
conversation between two people on
the order of:

"Get the lady in aisle five, just
the earrings."

What could you create with that sentence?

Family get-togethers offer all kinds
of possibilities. People from different
generations, various accents and speech

Save moments by texting yourself, leave
a voice mail on your phone or a tape
recorder works well too.

Don't be afraid to experiment with
observation in learning how to use
dialogue in writing.

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Marcella Glenn is a freelance writer who has written news reports, worked in an office, reviewed movies, published a newsletter and had her novel, "Grave Street House," published. She, too, is a Writing Consultant as well as a Personal Coach.

She has tried to go down some of life's other paths. A few paths were a mail-order business, the publishing of a pen-pal newsletter and selling plastic-ware. Only, she was back writing before realizing what she was doing.

She'd critique titles, paragraphs, news reports, that no one submitted to her. She'd stop herself, eventually. Marcella Glenn seemed to be enjoying the act of writing. This is how she knew writing was more than a hobby.

Let it be a lesson in your life too. Is writing calling your name? Or, acting? Teaching? Are you interested in engineering? Have the courage to go for your dreams. Simply, believe in yourself.

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