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Writing Dialogue #1: Character Agenda
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With Writing Show host Paula B.

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This is the first in a series of shows about writing dialogue. In each show, we’ll start with a principle or two and then look at some examples of that principle in action. This time, we’ll talk about the importance of character agenda.

Using examples from well-known writers, Writing Show host Paula B. will explore:

  • What dialogue is
  • What dialogue should do
  • Which three things you need to know about your characters in order to write effective dialogue
  • How to move your story forward through dialogue.

Interviewee/host: Paula Berinstein
Date: February 3, 2008
Running time: 20:43
File size: 10 megabytes
Rating: Some profanity in the quoted passages

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