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Marcy Kennedy is a speculative fiction writer who believes fantasy is more real than you think. Alongside her own writing, Marcy works as a freelance fiction editor and teaches classes on the writing craft. You can find her blogging about writing and about the place where real life meets science fiction, fantasy, and myth at www.marcykennedy.com.
on March 01, 2014 :
In the Introduction, Marcy Kennedy writes that the goal of this ebook is to quickly give a writer an overview of how to write dialogue well, so that no unnecessary time is taken away from actually writing their WIPs. I think she achieved this goal admirably! Every point, from dialogue basics to more advanced techniques, is made clearly and well-illustrated with sample mini-dialogues.
Of particular interest to me were the revision exercises at the end of each section which I am going to use when I start revising my first draft. Links are also provided at the end of the book to download worksheets from her site.
All in all, I would definitely recommend this resource to writers as a great place to begin crafting dialogue or as a refresher or reminder of what to be on the lookout for when revising.
(reviewed the day of purchase)