Friday, March 20, 2015
My April 2 dialogue workshop is almost sold out, so I wanted to give those of you who are coming (and anyone who can't come) a jump start on understanding subtext in dialogue. Subtext is the undercurrent in written dialogue.
A Death--short story by Stephen King
So . . . If you're writing fiction or memoir, or even nonfiction, you can learn a lot from this short story by Stephen King. Even if your story is nowhere near as tense/gripping/horror-filled as his writing usually is.
A writer in my beginning online class shared this recent publication in The New Yorker.
Just reading the first lines, and asking yourself what's not being said, is a great lesson in what makes dialogue really work.
Posted by Mary Carroll Moore at 6:00 AM