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''He said, she said': Writing dialogue for original learner fiction.

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<ul><li> 1. Sue LeatherIATEFL, Brighton 2011</li></ul> <p> 2. Why is dialogue important? Three rules for writing dialogue Writing dialogue activity 3. It brings us to a scene and makes usexperience it in a vivid way It advances the story and developscharacter It breaks up the narrative 4. It brings us to a scene and makes usexperience it in a vivid way It advances the story and developscharacter It breaks up the narrative 5. 1. Use it to drive action or character forward2. Break it up with action or description3. Pay attention to dialogue tags 6. Dialogue has a purpose It sounds real, but it isnt Cut out the dull parts How does your dialogue move forward theplot or develop characters? 7. Describe where the characters are Describe what theyre doing while they speak His father carried on cutting the vegetables.Ken! he said. Its not his business. 8. He said, she said Vary tags- but not too much! Omit tags when its obvious Avoid adverbs 9. Write a piece of dialogue, bearing inmind the 3 rules. Jay and his father have an argumentabout the fact that Jay has refused totake over the restaurant. It ends with Jaysaying that he will investigate the fire,and Louie telling him not to get involved. (5 minutes) 10. Why is dialogue important? Three rules for writing dialogue Writing dialogue activity </p>