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Date Posted: Thursday, March 02, 07:41:31pm
Author: warren
Subject: Re: Writing what they're saying
In reply to: sk 's message, "Writing what they're saying" on Tuesday, February 21, 02:50:41pm

Being still a newie to this writing thing, I , ah, can only, er, try to explain, um, what I do.

I think of the plot/story first. Then I work out the characters in the 'scene'. Then the words, if any, that they say.

It works if we already know how the character talks and therefore I tend not to put the ahs and ers in. Most of the characters in LFN are articulate so I think we all do the same and not use the pauses. Except for WillieKane who had the ers and ahs down perfectly. It fit with the character and he did a fabtastic job with it.

"Sometimes we do need the extra word", I say emphatically.

But that's when I do dialogue. It seems that most of the stories I do are 'thoughts' of person and therefore no ums and ers.

Also I am a visual person first then I work out the dialogue.
(Try watching LFN without the sound, or listening without the picture to see which you are.)

Made me think though.

DFialogue ior thoughts.
Which is easier to convey?


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