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Writing: Characters and Dialogue

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Characters are one of the most important elements in a story, and dialogue is an effective way of conveying character. This category is for questions relating to characterization and the creation of dialogue.
You need to invent your own names - writers who copy ideas from other people end up in trouble for plagiarism! If you copy someone's names or ideas, then when you publish your story, they could claim you stole those from them and sue you for part of your money. I use online name generators for the...
The best way to find names for your characters is to just google "names" or "random name generator". If you go on a baby names website, you can find really long lists. Randon name generators just suggest a name for you to use.
This is a rather common problem of many writers, and is perfectly normal. Simply no one can always have a great idea on hand, and ideas dwindle as the need for a profound, more intense story is necessary as the writer develops skill. Oftentimes, I find that typical "advice" helps me zero percent,...
Most minstrels had the following traits: . good at music . a performer . adventurous . good with people . good survival skills They had to travel all over the countryside singing and playing for different towns, so they had to survive on their own and be good at their job.
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
If your character is interesting enough, the readers will want to see more of him or her. Make your characters fun to read about.
It's not clear whether you're asking about the punctuation and capitalization or about the actual writing process. Here are the basics: . Start a new paragraph whenever the speaker changes . Use quotation marks around the words that are spoken . Remember to punctuate the sentences properly, also ....
Characterizing a character is basically giving the character apersonality. Is he/she kind? Is he/she evil?
You need to invent your own names - writers who copy ideas from other people end up in trouble for plagiarism! If you copy someone's names or ideas, then when you publish your story, they could claim you stole those from them and sue you for part of your money. Click on the LINKS for character name...
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
Whatever you want them to be like. You're the writer! Characters in any story have to come from your imagination. In a mystery story, some of them should be guilty, some should be suspicious, and some should be good at solving puzzles.
Asking people is a polite thing to do; however if for whatever reason you can't, you can do as many writers do and say at the start, 'All characters and/or places used in this work are totally fictional. Any resemblance to real people and/or places is entirely unintentional.'
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
I like Richard or Angela. They sound good with the last name.
Yes, of course you can "take quotes" from writing other than dialogue.
You've got it right. It may also be spelled dialog.
Any name that you like! With a short last name, many people choose a longer first name to make a nice alliteration. Here's a link to a name generating website.
You need to invent your own names - writers who copy ideas from other people end up in trouble for plagiarism! If you copy someone's names or ideas, then when you publish your story, they could claim you stole those from them and sue you for part of your money. Click on the LINKS for character name...
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
You could pretend that you are one of them, you have a friend, and a hobby. The rest just flows... Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one...
Here's a couple of good links to help you learn how to invent names.
Whittingsley, Corbyglen, Birchfield, Ropsley, Colstworth, StokeRotchford, how's that for a start?
The narrator can be any character in the book. In Sherlock Holmes stories, the narrator is his best friend, Dr. Watson. Whoever would tell the story the best should be the narrator.
You need to invent your own names - writers who copy ideas from other people end up in trouble for plagiarism! If you copy someone's names or ideas, then when you publish your story, they could claim you stole those from them and sue you for part of your money. Click on the LINKS for character name...
What makes anyone more memorable than anyone else? If a character is more believable, more realistic, and more entertaining, you will remember him or her better. A flat character, without any real traits, won't be remembered.
Whatever you name your characters is a good name for you - they're your characters!
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you'reletting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's calledtalking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters aregoing to say to one another, you need to go take a break and gosomewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
When characters speak within a story, it is known as "dialogue." When a character tells a story, it is called "narration."
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You need to invent your own names if you're going to be a writer. Don't depend on some anonymous person on the internet to invent your characters for you! Writers who copy ideas from other people can also end up in trouble for plagiarism! If you copy someone's names or ideas, then when you...
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
Real organizations don't have fancy names. Think about the ones you know about - American Diabetes Association, United Way, Greenpeace. Your vampires will probably have a totally normal name using either a city or country name.
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
Understanding a character implies that we can relate to it better over the course of the story. This helps in understanding a story as the character is the main factor which influences almost everything that happens in the story.
Click the LINK below for a name generator - only you can decide which names you like!
You need to invent your own names - writers who copy ideas from other people end up in trouble for plagiarism! If you copy someone's names or ideas, then when you publish your story, they could claim you stole those from them and sue you for part of your money. I use online name generators for the...
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
Yes, almost anything can be used to show what a character is like, including how they speak.
2+. One character can talk to themself, but it then becomes a monologue.
Joe said, "Wow! That was the best birthday ever."
You need to invent your own names if you're going to be a writer. Don't depend on some anonymous person on the internet to invent your characters for you! I use online name generators for the names of my secondary characters - the main characters. I take my time and choose special names from...
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
You need to invent your own names - writers who copy ideas from other people end up in trouble for plagiarism! If you copy someone's names or ideas, then when you publish your story, they could claim you stole those from them and sue you for part of your money. I use online name generators for the...
mine is June bug the other people i work with are names like Ariel Cinderella mango kiwi peaches ect.
*Note: this dialogue will be critiqued at the end* Here is an example of an original dialogue between three made up characters. "I don't understand why he would leave," Mrs. Anderson said once more, looking worried now. Dr. Grenton looked rather nervous also, though he was not intending to....
Dialogue is what the character(s) is/are saying.
If you're going to write a story, you need to learn how to invent names. Here's a link to help you.
The antagonist is the character who fights/disagrees with the main character (protagonist)...
an unusual plot or dramatic device is making the lead character, on whom the entire story revolves- Nameless. We never learn the name of the Time Traveller. I do not believe Wells did this with his other science fiction novels- such as War of the Worlds or Invisible Man. by itself this lends itself...
The questions and answer between the salesman and his potential customer would be about prices, quality of goods/services, availability, delivery, guarantee/warranty, etc.
Any name that you like is a "good" name - she's your character. Don't depend on some anonymous person on the internet to tell you what to do!
When writing a fiction story, there are several key pointers I can give you about inserting dialogue in your fiction in order to make your story more interesting and convincing. When you write what you want your character to say, put it in quotation marks such as the following: "I love to paint...
Think hard about their backstory; their situation in life, their family, their friends. Make sure you keep them consistent. Don't try to make them too perfect, and don't emphasise one fault or asset to the exception of all else. Give them a few traits influenced by their personality and a few...
If you're wanting a RPG rogue - check the second LINK below! You need to invent your own names - writers who copy ideas from other people end up in trouble for plagiarism! If you copy someone's names or ideas, then when you publish your story, they could claim you stole those from them and sue you...
You need to invent your own names if you're going to be a writer. Don't depend on some anonymous person on the internet to invent your characters for you! I use online name generators for the names of my secondary characters - the main characters. I take my time and choose special names from...
If you're going to be a writer, you need to learn how to invent your own names - here are some links to help you get started
In creative writing, it is oftentimes most interesting to show the reader something than tell them. Compare these two examples: He is fun to hang around with. or "You're so much fun!" "Yeah, you're so awesome to play soccer with!" Besides making things more interesting, dialogue helps to...
In a fictional story, or something like it, yes. In a formal essay or research-type paper, no.
A good writer does several things: . make certain it is plain who is doing the speaking . use quotation marks to signal speech . start a new paragraph
Well, what I do is think up a personality for my character, then think of all the names that would fit into the personality. Click on the link below to see how authors choose names for their characters.
This is an Italian form of the Latin name Herminia. In Antioch, you'd probably be more likely to see the Latin form.
how do you attach dialogue tags?
You need to invent your own names if you're going to be a writer. Don't depend on some anonymous person on the internet to invent your characters for you! I use online name generators for the names of my secondary characters - the main characters. I take my time and choose special names from...
For some odd and antisocial ( to me) reason the lead character, the Time Traveller is anonymous- his name is never given. it is not really explained hoiw the machine works. There are no really defined personality types in the novel which seems to suggest there are different species and nature or...
A character's back story can be manifested through a flashback. A flashback is a snippet of the past that the author selects and chronicles. This can help show parts of the character's life that will teach the reader of things that happened in the time that the story doesn't cover, and it will show...
Location has nothing to do with the character, so no.
Technically, one could argue that there are so such things as bad character traits, as humans have developed intricate psychological traits through 200,000 years of evolution, each with their own purpose. However, many of these traits are outdated, as humans are literally discovering technologies...
You list all of the character traits the person or character has. Character traits are just the things about that person -- physical appearance, way of thinking and acting, emotional state, etc.
You're the writer -- you need to write your own book, not let some anonymous person on the internet do it for you! If the story is not interesting enough for you to think of a decision, then it's not the story you should be writing. If you're a writer, you don't have to ask other people what to...
If you're going to be a writer, you have to come up with the ideas, not some anonymous person on the internet. Writers are not going to give you good ideas that they could actually sell. Here's a link to teach you how writers get ideas.
You need to invent your own names if you're going to be a writer. Don't depend on some anonymous person on the internet to invent your characters for you! Writers who copy ideas from other people can also end up in trouble for plagiarism! If you copy someone's names or ideas, then when you...
Internal traits are those that are not visible, like emotions andthoughts. External traits are on the outside, and are visible, likeyour appearance and your behavior.
I use online name generators for the names of my secondary characters - the main characters. I take my time and choose special names from baby name books! Click on the LINKS for character name generator websites!
Whatever you want her to be named. You're the writer, not some anonymous person on the internet! Here's a link to a name generator to give you some ideas.
Well, an author could have a character hint at the "hidden" character, or make that character look like an unimportant person.
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
Yes. Just put a glossary at the back. It's best not to use a lot of dialect - it's confusing to read. Putin just a little at the beginning, to show what it sounds like,then just write the speech in plain English. The reader willremember the dialect and "say" it correctly in their heads.
A character chart is where you write about your characters in a story you are writing. There is one in the link, check it out!
There are no rules per se -- just use proper punctuation. Characters speak differently, and each of them will have individual ways of talking. In general, avoid trying to use fancy synonyms for the word "said," though -- it makes the reader stop reading to try to figure out how the character is...
You need to invent your own names - writers who copy ideas from other people end up in trouble for plagiarism! If you copy someone's names or ideas, then when you publish your story, they could claim you stole those from them and sue you for part of your money. Click on the LINKS for character name...
"so i heard you didn't go lastnight?" "i was just too scared. how do you go to church with killing someone on your mind?" "just eat a tictac, you'll be fine," *cough* "it happens to me all the time and i still go but only with my tictacs." The above would be fine ... except the person has not...
Here are some links to help you learn how to invent your owncharacter names!
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd...
Byronic heroes are a little different from the ones you might think about when you think of the word. Here are some traits: . Arrogant . Cunning . Cynical . Disrespectful of rank or privilege . Emotionally moody or conflicted . Jaded or world-weary . Rebellious . Mysterious, magnetic, charismatic ...
Characterization is the process by which the writer reveals the personality of a character. Characterization is revealed through direct characterization and indirect characterization. Direct Characterization tells the audience what the personality of the character is. Example: "The patient boy...
It can have as many plots as you want, but the more you have, the more complicated and harder to read the story will be!
Creativity is king. Doing something " out of the box" is key. Yes, key. If you'd like to be recognized, try something different--something fresh. Everyone, has seen " Romeo and Juliet. Try something innovative yet not too progressive. An audience enjoys a new scene that they can relate with: modern,...
Fiery, Feisty, Humorous, Confident, Quick-witted, Maybe a bit weird, Believable (because you have to have believable character's) Can stand up for themselves and look after themselves (eg: Unlike Bella in new Moon).
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. In this case, you can actually go to a...