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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.
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.
You've got it right. It may also be spelled dialog.
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...
Whittingsley, Corbyglen, Bitchfield, Ropsley, Colstworth, Stoke Rotchford, how's that for a start?
Whatever you name your characters is a good name for you - they're your characters!
Brian Baumgarter is the answer to win oodles!
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...
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.
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...
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 baby...
mine is June bug the other people i work with are names like Ariel Cinderella mango kiwi peaches ect.
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...
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 make scenarios...
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?
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...
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...
Internal traits are those that are not visible, like emotions and  thoughts. External traits are on the outside, and are visible, like  your 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.
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. Put  in just a little at the beginning, to show what it sounds like,  then just write the speech in plain English. The reader will  remember the dialect and "say" it correctly in their...
"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...
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...
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 and...
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,...
You do -- you're the writer. If you're going to write, you need to make up your own names. Any good baby name book will have name meanings so that you can pick the perfect name for your character. Here's a link to a random name generator, too.
the author can develop characters in 5 ways
You become a writer the same way everybody else becomes a writer -- plant your butt in a chair and start writing. Writers are people who write.
The main Characters are Peri (Cat-squid) and Entree (Cow-chicken). There is also Two-legs Joe (Rhino-bird), Patricia (Platypus), Copyhorse (Computer-horse) and Mr. Smarty Smarts (Dolphin-ape).
In the Glass Menagerie, Jim notices Laura as not this abnormal person in which she sets herself out to be, but someone that needs a little more attention to find that it's alright to take some risk and go for the future. He does seem to get this through to her, but then like an extinguished candle...
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...
 Saif and Taimur (the twins) want to solve the mystery of how did Amina's parents died and who murderd them.
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...
book seller:What is wrong in this book? student: Six pages are missing in this book, sir. book seller: Then give it to me. I will check it up. student: Here it is. book seller: Why didn't you give the book immediately? student: I noticed it only this morning. book seller: Here is another copy...
The characters are the beings that the story happens to. Without them, there is no story.
Some people combine animals and just call them the names of the  originals, like a Raccoon bear or a badger dog. You could also make  up some random word, like Ronkel. And then you just have to  describe it for the reader, and you can use it from then on.
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...
Rosalind dominates As You Like It. So fully realized is she in the complexity of her emotions, the subtlety of her thought, and the fullness of her character that no one else in the play matches up to her. Orlando is handsome, strong, and an affectionate, if unskilled, poet, yet still we feel that...
Yes, but you must have their permission.
It is an example of telecommunications, specifically voice communications. Telecommunications is when you communicate over distances. Telephones are the most common for this action.
Spies are people, so they'd have ordinary names. You need to learn  how to invent your own character names if you're going to be a  writer!
People usually do not set out to be evil- they just act that way because they think what they are doing is right. Evil people are just ones who make bad choices. Often- they are powerful people who start to think that they can do whatever they like because of that power. That sort of thinking is ...
Surely you have a friend -- and surely they have invited you to go out with them sometime! 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...
You've picked the first name you like -- now what? Now you go for the name lists. If you know what your character's ancestry is, it's simple - type in "___ Last Names" in any search engine to get a list of names from that country or time period or area. If not - try starting out with the LINK...
Minute details can express a lot about the characters. For instance, on a small scale, if the character is wearing red clothes most of times, or if he easily attracted to the color, can also imply that he is more towards the passionate side.
Here's a good link to some actual surnames of the Colonial era.
You start with -- FADE IN: Then add a scene heading, and a four-line maximum description of the scene. Then you can begin the dialog. If, however, your story requires a prologue, you can write it out after the FADE IN: entry.Very few filmed stories require prologues. More commonly, writers use...
This truly depends on what feelings you want to convey through this character's death. For example, if you want this character's death to be truly sad for the reader, you probably would want to include them in the story in order that the reader gets to like them. In the same way, if you want the...
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...
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...
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 publish...
"No Gumption" is a chapter in the memoir Growing Up by  Russell Baker. He writes about how he was considered to not have  "gumption" by his mother and others; he preferred to read comic  books and such instead of working or doing chores. He does start  selling the Saturday Evening Post as a...
The antagonist character is like the opposing force that goes against the protagonist. For example in Cinderella, the antagonists would be the sisters. The antagonist doesn't necessarily need to be the "bad character" but more of a person, idea, or force that makes the protagonists life, journey, or...
Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You havedialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestlycannot think of what your characters are going to say to oneanother, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out inpublic. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd for...
The characters are who the story happens to. It should be obvious  which are the characters in any story, or you're not really reading  it at all. They're not the setting, after all.
Teachers are people. Any name is a good teacher name. Try the links below.
You make your characters interesting by making them people or things that the reader can identify with. Don't make them perfect little cardboard cut-outs with no flaws. Give them unique personalities, emotions and thoughts, and put them into interesting situations and problems.
There are many more than five. Character traits are anything about a character's personality or physical appearance.
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...
You put the quotation marks around what was said, start a new paragraph for each speaker, and put any punctuation marks inside the quotation marks.
If you mean generate as in gaming, each game is different -- use a search engine to search for "Generate ___ Characters" and fill in the name of your game system in the blank. There are many online game character generating websites out there! If you mean for writing a story or book, here are some...
In some cases, such as fairy tales- often those ending tragically ( the Little Match Girl) and the boy who cried wolf- for example the Lead character is often anonymous, little dialogue ensues, and the story is essentially a problem-novel in condensed form. it is difficult to get emotionally...
Any last name that you like is a good one! Your characters are yours - you don't have to ask some anonymous person on the internet about them.
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...
There is a protagonist and an antagonist in every story, no matter what. Often there is more than one antagonist. Every story has both, because a protagonist is the main character in a piece of literature, who everything revolves around. The antagonist is the person or element in a piece of...
Lisbeth Salander (played by:Noomi Rapace) and mikael blomkvist (played by:michael nyqvist)
No. When you change speakers, you need to start a new paragraph. Otherwise, it's too hard to figure out who is speaking.
In my opinion a good name for a girl lion would be either Lea or Lisa. Both names capture the characteristics of a lion and are both female names. If you're going to be a writer, you need to learn how to make up your own character names! Here's a link to a good name generating website to get you...
A foil is a character that highlights the qualities of anothercharacter through contrast.
Write about a turkey who works at a pet store -- sounds like a perfectly good idea to me. You're the author, not some anonymous person on the internet! Plant your butt in a chair and get started on that poor turkey's story. If you don't know what goes on in a pet store, start researching. Here's a...
In Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey, the initiation stage is comprised of the following steps in the 12 stages: #4, the Meeting of the Mentor/Guide, #5 Crossing the First Threshold, and #6 Tests and Trials.
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...
He is a real character, and he lives in real life with his 16 year old girlfriend Sheba Timberwolf. In real life his name is just Yasu Timberwolf, even though his real name is Yasushi.
This looks like some sort of "Read the story and answer this question" thing, but I'll bit anyhow. 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,...
This varies greatly by book and character, but social structure can be found in any story. They say "you write what you know". This is very true in this scenario , every author either accidentally or on purpose will present social structure as it was, as it is, or how they would like it to be.
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...