- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd; 2Rev Ed edition (31 Mar. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0713663804
- ISBN-13: 978-0713663808
- Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 14 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 931,337 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Writing Dialogue for Scripts (Writing Handbooks) Paperback – 31 Mar 2003
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About the Author
Rib Davis is an award-winning playwright and has had over fifty scripts performed on stage, radio and screen. He has also worked as a script reader for both the BBC and the Arts Council of Great Britain.
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Top Customer Reviews
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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Intriguing. One of the benefits is increased listening, and spotting what writers have been doing interesting work.Published 10 months ago by Mirabella
thought i might gleam something from this but it proved a waste of money. Unless yopu have never spoken to anyone in your life, I doubt this will be of help.Published on 7 Mar. 2014 by AM
There are far better books out there that are more rounded and more helpful. The problem with this book is that it is too specialised. Read morePublished on 24 Aug. 2009 by J. Staniford