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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?"
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"Don't listen to any advice, that's what I'd say. Write only whatyou want to write. Please yourself. YOU are the genius, they'renot. Especially don't listen to people (such as… publishers) whothink that you need to write what readers say they want. Readersdon't always know what they want. I don't know what I want to readuntil I go into a bookshop and look around at the books otherpeople have written, and the books I enjoy reading most are books Iwould never in a million years have thought of myself. So the onlything you need to do is forget about pleasing other people, and aimto please yourself alone." ~Phillip Pullman You have to decide where your imagination wants to takeyou with your writing. If you want to write non fictionthen pick a subject you know about (or at least research it). Iwent to a writing college and it helped a lot and was fun. I metall sorts of interesting people and we exchanged ideas. You don'thave to go to school in order to write a good story, though. Mostwriters don't take writing classes at all. In order to make a story interesting, you have to have two things: Good Detail - do your research and be able todescribe the scenes, people, dialogue, and actions effectively.This also means correctly, because if you are sloppy with yourresearch and get facts wrong, your readers will not buy your nextbook. Emotion - good writing is emotional writing.You have to be able to write about emotions so that the readerfeels them along with your characters. Invent characters who arebelievable and likable, not superheroes who have no faults and arestunningly beautiful and genius-level intelligent! More from our Wiki Contributors: Jean Ure came to visit my school and she advised writing aboutthings that happen everyday. She kept a diary over the years andhas looked back through it to give her ideas. Writers areobservant. If you pay attention to the world around you, you willfind many ideas for stories, as well as examples of conversationand behavior for your characters. The actual writing process isbasically what you've learned in your grammar classes at school.Use correct spelling and punctuation, too, and not "netspeak" -editors won't pay attention to anything that you have writtencarelessly and improperly. One good way to get started is to imagine that you're talking. Justpretend you're telling a story to one of your friends, and insteadof speaking, write. To write a good story think about what you wantit to be about. Then try to stay on topic. Don't constantly changethe subject. Well, for starters, the story has to be 'you'. If the story is not'you', you didn't write it. Making it as real to the style as possible, Biographies shouldnever be unauthorized, and stories about flying witches shouldnever have 'How to bake cakes' on the the front cover. Also make itappeal to the masses if you want it to be successful. "One day aboy went to the park and met a dog" should never be read by a 30year old. How to write an excellent, exciting, tense story. To write an excellent, exciting, tense, story you should try anduse your imagination. If people say you are a rubbish writer don'tlet it knock your confidence, everyone has an imagination and youjust have to find it. To make an exciting story put interestingadjectives in. To make a tense story you slowly tell the story,letting little hints and clues out, this will make the reader wantto continue reading the story. Plus, if you get a good paragraphtogether (this could be a starting paragraph) build your ideas fromthere. If you have a good idea write it down quickly on a piece ofpaper before you forget it. For fiction people say to write about what you know, when you'refirst starting out. Instead write about what you don't know.Explore the subject and everything that branches off from it,research what you might need to know as you go along, but you don'talways need to know what you're writing about. Sometimes it's bestto let yourself just make things up as you go along, it makes thestory yours, and it makes writing it and reading it exciting. Fiction is a story that is not true. In order to write a goodfictional story, find out what genre you would like to write about.(Mystery, Science-Fiction, etc) Next, figure out what you want towrite about, in that genre. (Science Fiction-- what should I writeabout in this genre?) This step is the hardest. Once you havefigured out what you want to write about-write! Make a rough draft.Next, revise, revise, revise! (You guessed it, revise again!) Untilyou have a clean, fluent, and exciting story! Terry McMillan's Advice toAspiring Writers Write as if no one is ever going to readit. Try not to read, revise or rewrite what you've written untilyou've had a chance to let it simmer. Don't believe your family,friends or lovers when they tell you: "It's great!" What else arethey going to say? Try not to think of an idea for a good story. Infact, leave your brain out of it. Write about what frightens you.What you find perplexing. Disturbing. What breaks your heart. Andwhat you wish you could change. Write as if you're telling a storyto an old friend you haven't seen in years. It's one way to findyour own voice. Read work by writers that you respect and admire.Just don't try to imitate them. You want your reader to see what'son the page, not read the words, so paint a moving picture. Don'tcompare what you're writing to published authors. They were once inyour shoes. Remember that a story is about someone who wantssomething and someone is preventing them from getting it. Whateverthat might be. All of us have flaws. Pass some of yours on to yourcharacters! You want your reader to care about your characters,worry about them and hope they can get out of whatever mess you putthem in. You have to have conflict in your story. Even fairy talesand cartoons have them. Even if your early work gets rejected,don't beat yourself up. It doesn't mean your work isn't good. Itmay not be ready yet. If you feel the same after you finish writingsomething as you did when you started, you've wasted your time.Fiction is a way of making a lie believable. Write the kind ofstory you'd like to read. Read everything you write aloud. Petsmake great listeners. They don't judge. Don't forget that a storyshould be life affirming. There's enough negativity in the world asit is. Tell the story from your character's point of view insteadof yours.
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Newspapers use a variety of fonts and sizes (mostly sans-serif) for headlines, but body text is typically 10-point in a serif face such as Times or Times New Roman.
the size of the writing when you type hope this helped! :)
The ending of a story is crucial. The whole climax of the story is building up to this point. The ending should bring closure to the horror of the rest of the story, and shoul…d show the reader what happens to the characters right after the story climax. Horror stories have two major categories to base endings on: 1- Gore (Physical horror) 2- Psychological Horror Making characters die is overly done, but easy. Everyone expects the teenagers who have sex to get killed, or the one who goes into the basement with just a flashlight. Psychological horror is more difficult, and relies on mystery. You could have a mysterious fog, ghosts, deadly plagues, whatever. The point of the conclusion is to wrap things up. Have all the horror done with and get the characters either to safety or to their doom!
the font size would be 12. whenever a person says normal font, they mostly always mean size 12
Endings are crucial. Period. Every genre of stories has a different ending, so you kind of need to know what your genre is. If you are writing fiction, like most, you need to …follow these short, simple steps. Do not write plain THE END. This ending is good, but it has been used to the limit. Every reader will be confused if you need a magnificent story with a plain THE END. It will almost splatter the book.Do not write 'And they lived happily ever after'. This has also been used to the limit. Fairy Tales are an exception for this ending. Fantasy, mystery, and most fiction end with a ending that makes you think, that was a good book. The ending for these forms of stories have to be like a sign out, almost as if you are saying goodbye to someone dear. Just wrap things up, get all the characters settled, and stop writing.
Press the"Aa" button on your Kindle (when in book mode, of course) and adjust it from there. Hope this helps!
The title page is the first page of the APA format paper. In APA style the title page is compulsory. However, ideal word count for title page is 10-12 words.
Generators are sized by the electrical load that is to be applied to it. If you want to pick up the total house load then a 25 to 30 kW generator will do the job. At 240 volts… this will give you just over 100 amps to work with. Amps = Watts/Volts.