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Writing Dialogue for Scripts: Effective Dialogue for Film, TV, Radio and Stage (Writing Handbooks) Paperback – 30 May 2008

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd; 3rd Revised edition edition (30 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408101343
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408101346
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.7 x 21.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 357,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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" Oh it's delicious! " -- Reviews Gate, 12th August 2008

About the Author

Award-winning writer, Rib Davis, has had over 50 scripts performed on screen, radio and stage and has worked as a script reader for both the BBC and Arts Council of Great Britain.


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I think when I bought this book I was hoping for some real insights into dialogue and good techniques to use when writing. However after finishing I am not left with this feeling...But I don't think it's necessarily the author's fault.

To be fair I think writing advice on such a specialised topic is difficult and perhaps this is the most insight one can learn.
The author often slips into talking about what makes a good character/plot, and not specifically what makes good dialogue. But I can't blame him given that dialogue is so inherently linked to these other elements. I feel the overall message is: get the basics of the book right and to an extent the dialogue will come.

On top of that there are a few tips such as remembering to write how people speak i.e accents, verbal mannerisms etc. but that seemed fairly evident to me.

So in conclusion, it's probably the subject rather than the writing that makes this book unrewarding.
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As an aspiring writer (sit-coms) I can't recommend this book highly enough. Full of advice that when you read it might lead you to think "well that's obvious isn't it?" then you realise - or I did - that obvious it might be, but you hadn't thought of it actually. If like me, you kind of know you have the talent but maybe not the confidence to believe in yourself, this is a must-read.
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This is a great book. It gives great advice on how to write good dialogue dealing with many different styles of dialogue and how it changes between the different mediums of theatre and screen. The writing style is very easy to understand with no jargon being used without being first explained. I started around the same time that I bought this book and can see a clear difference in the quality of dialogue at the beginning and where I am now which shows just how useful this book is. I would reccommend this to anyone wishing to improve their skills at writing good dialogue for scripts.
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As one of the few books dedicated to dialogue, this is quite meandering and unfocused at times. Sometimes the writer goes off on a tangent to wax lyrical about some script, but there's some practical tips in there that are worth finding.
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I have gathered a lot from this book. It explains in detail about the dialogue not just for script but for the screen too. Very helpful to me. I recommend this book for anyone who like me is writing for the stage and television.
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