Bridge to Story

Lesson Category: Dialogue

This lesson category focuses on ways characters’ dialogue can do double duty via subtext, characterization, and more than only speech tags.

  1. Week 21: Beginning with What Someone Else Has To Say Toggle
  2. Week 21: Beginning with What Someone Else Has To Say
    Equal time must be given to all your characters to create a true-to-life piece of fiction.
  3. Week 22: Where Action Conveys a Thought Toggle
  4. Week 22: Where Action Conveys a Thought
    Thoughts, narrations, actions, and motivations need to be intermixed in storytelling. We don’t always write like this, but for a more realistic story, we should.
  5. Week 46: Dialogue on a Diet Toggle
  6. Week 46: Dialogue on a Diet
    The intangible goal is to have Subtext via ‘Dialogue that’s there but not noticed by the characters’, yet it’s understood by the reader.