17.28: Keys to Writing Dialog
Your Hosts: Dan Wells, Mary Robinette Kowal, Maurice Broaddus, and Howard Tayler
Writer, teacher, and community organizer Maurice Broaddus joins us for an eight-episode mini-master-class on writing dialogue. In this episode he walks us through his three keys: pay attention to how people speak, write in a way that evokes how they speak, and write dialogue that makes individual characters distinctive.
Liner Notes: We mention Descript transcription software in this episode. Here’s a link!
Credits: This episode was recorded by Daniel Thompson, and mastered by Alex Jackson.
Homework: Record (with permission!) a conversation of at least 15 minutes. Transcribe it.
Thing of the week: Sweep of Stars, by Maurice Broaddus.
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