MAGIC STAR OF DRAMATIC WRITING

Magic Star

DIALOGUE


Richard Walter

Does the dialogue . .
  • move story and expand character?
  • economize words?
  • mimic natural speech rhythms?
  • have a beginning, middle, and end?
  • enter late and leave early?
  • avoid
    • reality
    • repetition
    • chitchat
    • dialect and
    • long speeches?

Do the characters . .
  • get to the point?
  • argue?
  • spit out exposition, get it over with, and move along?

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