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Is there a short story with lots of dialog?
Yes. There are plays and short stories that are all dialogue. It is hard to pull off, but it is possible. But maybe if it's not acted and it's only written, you will have to… write forexample "Bill Said" Check out 'They're Made Out of Meat' by Terry Bisson
Dialogue means writing down the way that people speak and communicate. Dialogue does several things in writing: . it gives the reader information . it adds depth to the cha…racters . it makes the story more interesting . Dialogue can be tricky to write well. The best way to learn how to create believable dialogue is to be observant - listen to conversations, pay attention to how people speak, and jot down interesting remarks you overhear. Notice body language and facial expressions, too. Writers are always eavesdropping to get dialogue ideas! . My whole life, I've been a great eavesdropper! - George V. Higgins. When writing dialogue, stay away from all those synonyms for "said" - the idea is to keep the reader inside the story, and reading a lot of "he spat," "she expostulated," or "intoned the old man" just jars the reader right out and makes them aware of the mechanics behind the story instead. Also, resist the temptation to add adverbs - "he said bitingly," "she sobbed heartbrokenly," - show any emotion in the way the characters speak, not in adverbs. And just use the word "said." It's short, everyone knows what it means, and the reader can skim right over it without breaking concentration. Look at these two examples and see which one seems smoother to you: . "Well, Bob," the scientist sneered bitingly," as you know, the experiment was a success, thus rendering you completely invisible, as you requested." . "But," Bob whined in an annoying voice, "I've read all about this sort of thing. You did something wrong!" " . Nonsense," the scientist scoffed. "What am I going to do now?" . Bob queried worriedly. "You didn't tell me even I wouldn't be able to see myself!" OR . "I don't see the need for panic, Bob," the scientist raised one eyebrow, but never looked up from his computer screen. He continued to rappidly enter data into the report. "I did explain the invisibility experiment to you quite thorougly. I'm certain we discussed this ... little problem. You didn't seem very concerned before we started, though I did mention that you might have difficulty." . "You don't understand!" Bob's footsteps tapped from one end of the lab to the other as he paced. "This never happened in any of the books I read! None of the superheroes ever had this problem!" . "I hardly think that comic books are a sound basis for scientific experimentation, Bob. You're going to have to come to grips with it, that's all." . "But what am I going to do? I was only supposed to be invisible to other people! You didn't tell me I would't be able to see myself either!" . Notice, also, that in the second example, I did not need to write "Bob said" or "the scientist said" every single time. If you note the actions of the speaker, then the "he said" is implied, and the reader can figure out who said what. Also, if the speaker calls the other character by name, it's obvious who is speaking, so you don't have to note it. You do need to note the speaker periodically - about every third line or so - in order to make certain the reader doesn't get confused. But you do not have to do it each time. In normal, back-and-forth conversation, the reader will be able to follow along most of the time without any problem. . Real conversation doesn't translate into believable dialogue. Listen to people talk, but shortcut what they've said when you write by cutting out 85 percent of the words they use. - Cynthia Riggs. Follow the rules you learned for grammar, though. Double quotation marks for dialogue, with single quotes for anything the speaker is quoting another speaker within his/her speech. . "You'll never believe it," Rachel whispered, "but Stan actually said 'Stick it' to his horrible boss the other day! " . Notice that the comma or other punctuation goes inside the quotation marks, not outside. You can add other descriptions besides the dialogue into your chapters. In fact, showing some action is a good way to indicate the character's emotion and personality. . Each character needs to have an individual way of speaking, too. This is where your observations come in handy. Does your character use big words and speak in educated sentences, or does he grunt out broken fragments using short words? A Harvard graduate will speak and gesture quite differently from a high-school dropout who drives a taxicab. Watch out for stereotypes, however - some taxicab drivers are PhD students or closet intellectuals! . Writing Dialogue with More Than Two Speakers . Many scenes in your story will involve more than just two people talking. There's no problem adding more speakers - just be sure that you are very clear about who is talking on each line. You'll probably want to sprinkle a few more "Bill said," and "Alice said," indicators into the section so that the reader doesn't get lost, but otherwise, it's exactly the same as writing a conversation between two characters. Here's how to make a good character dialogue: . Have a good idea already in your mind what the characters are going to talk about, and what they're going to say in general. Until you become a more experienced writer, you won't be able to "turn the characters loose" because you won't really "know" them as if they're real people. Experienced writers just have a part in their outline that says "Character X and Character Y talk about the problem" and they know the characters well enough to be able to just start writing it. . Stay away from the fancy words -- avoid the temptation to use things like "she exclaimed," "he ejaculated," "the red-headed giant hissed," or anything besides "he said" or "she said!" The reader basically ignores the word "said," and your dialogue will flow along just fine if you stick to using that. When the reader comes up against some flowery term, it jerks them out of the flow and interrupts the story inside their head. . Make it plain who's talking. You don't even have to use "he said" or "she said" every time! People will go back and forth, with one paragraph being one character, and the next the other character. So long as you put in some description that makes it plain who's talking, the reader can keep up without you having to put in "he said" after each line. . Give each character their own way of speaking. People talk differently -- some use big words, some use small ones. Some use dialect and slang and some don't. Let the character's dialogue be part of your description of that character and show the readers what sort of person they are. Here's a good example to show you what I mean -- you'll notice that I've done everything I suggested above (except plan it out in advance, because I'm using two characters that I "know" very well inside my head!) Jess closed the door and slouched against the wall. "That man is going to drive me crazy!" Kye sprawled onto the sofa. "I dunno. Kirkham's not that bad. He's just a little ...." "Obsessed. That's what he is. I'm going to murder him." "No, you ain't. What you're gonna do is ignore him. Let him run around like a squirrel in a trap worrying about how the job's gonna work out. You and me will stay calm and get it done." Jess ran a hand through his hair. "Can I at least rough him up a little?"
A short story is a written work, but usually under 10,000 words. It has fewer characters than a complete story, and the plot is usually complete within a few pages. In addit…ion, a short story is a work of prose fiction that is long enough for an average reader to finish in one sitting rather than several as the longer novel or novella normally takes. Edgar Allan Poe once described a short story, or 'tales' as they were then, called as a "...short prose narrative, requiring from a half-hour to one or two hours in its perusal . . . During the hour the hour of perusal the soul of the reader is at the writer's control. There are no external or extrinsic influences resulting from weariness or interruption." This was taken from a review Poe had made in 1842 of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Twice Told Tales." This is why it is common to say that a short story should be read in one sitting. a simple plot , setting , and characters and can range from 500 words to 20,000 words 'Short story' means a prose narrative shorter than a novel "The short story refers to a work of fiction that is usually written in prose, usually in narrative format. This format or medium tends to be more pointed than longer works of fiction, such as novellas (in the 20th and 21st century sense) and novels or books. Short story definitions based upon length differ somewhat even among professional writers, due somewhat in part to the fragmentation of the medium into genres. Since the short story format includes a wide range of genres and styles, the actual length is mitigated somewhere between the individual author's preference (or the story's actual needs in terms of creative trajectory or story arc) and the submission guidelines relevant to the story's actual market. Guidelines vary greatly among publishers. Many short story writers define their work through a combination of creative, personal expression and artistic integrity. As a result, many attempt to resist categorization by genre as well as definition by numbers, finding such approaches limiting and counter-intuitive to artistic form and reasoning. As a result, definitions of the short story based upon length splinter even more when the writing process is taken into consideration."
"Dialogue," the teacher said, "looks exactly like this." "You change the paragraph when you change speakers," added the writer. "Remember to use quotation marks and correct p…unctuation."
There are incidents in the Bible called Parables, which are in a sense Fiction, and may or may not have happened in real life- such as the Good Samaritan. if it was true, woul…dn"t Jesus have mentioned the name of the obviously merciful and charitable hero of the story? Somewhat oddly, there was a song called ( Be a Good Samaritan) and it aired, off all places on the Mickey Mouse club circa l962. I can remember the lead Mousketeer, Jimmy Dodd, sandwiching this in with a tale of the Biblical character and going into the song- Be a Good Samaritan! Considering Disney"s essentially hostile attitude on Religion, this was Very, Very, Strange!
The common dialog box in visual basic is an insertable control that allows users to display a number of common dialog boxes in their program. These include Open and Save As fi…le dialog boxes; the Find and Replace editing dialog boxes; the Print, Print Setup, Print Property Sheet, and Page Setup printing dialog boxes; and the Color and Font dialog boxes.
It is not the length although most our under 800 words but they can be any amount one famous short story is 15,000 words. It is what is included in it a short story has very l…ittle characters and pretays a key moment in time for someone it slows down and skips time in the story. Any story a person can read in one sitting.
the conversation in the story using quotes. For example "Go get the book " said Jill. "No , im too lazy " screamed Jacky.
TO help you better identify with the characters as a person. If you read a book, and pay attention while usually it's one writer but each character, if the writer is descripti…ve enough has it's own personality.
When the characters talk to each other or to themselves. "Hello Odephius" "Hello stranger. May I feel your face."
All dialogue in a story will have quotations around it. It will be in a separate paragraph from any other dialogue, but it may have descriptions around it -- most writers incl…ude both dialogue and narrative in a paragraph.
By comparing to the average length of a novel.
It depends on the type of story. I'll give a few examples: A school paper (Even RELA): Not usually, but if you feel like you can pull it off in an unlikely case, go for it! …You never know if you never try! A personal story (One that you're writing for fun): YES! Do it! A story without dialog is an empty story. A story you want to publish: Seriously. If you're thinking about this then you have some mental issues. YES. Enough said. Anyway, if you use this guide you can kind of see that you can have dialog in about every story!
'A Clean Well-Lighted Place' by Ernest Hemingway 'They're Made Out of Meat' by Terry Bisson