Wednesday, November 3, 2010 | By: Taffy

LUW-Dialogue-Julie Wright

 Emotion in Dialogue:

Readers want an emotional pay off.
You are promising your readers an emotional experience.  Don't cheat them with unearned emotions like starting a book with a dream.

Use emotion when you are showing motivation and catalyst.

Get reader emotionally invested:
  • Make emotions credible.
  • Evoke some sort of emotional response.
  • Emotions can be present anywhere in plot.
Emotions are especially important:
  •  Introducing and maintaining a characters motivation.
  • Creating a catalyst for a story's turning point.
  • Showing characters growth.
 Use the five senses.


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