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There is one sure-fire way of improving your novel fast...

You may know the fundamentals of how to write fiction. You may be more than competent in plot, structure and characters. But if your dialogue is dull it will drag the whole story down.

On the other hand, if your dialogue is crisp and full of tension it immediately grabs the reader. And if that reader is an agent or editor, sharp dialogue will give them instant assurance that you know what you're doing as a writer.

Writing a best seller or hot screenplay is no easy task, but dazzling dialogue is an absolute essential if you want to get there. The best part is, the skills of the dialogue craft are easy to understand and put into practice.

Number one best-selling writing coach James Scott Bell has put together and expanded upon the dialogue lectures from his popular writing seminars. In How to Write Dazzling Dialogue you'll learn:

  • What fictional dialogue is...and isn't
  • The 11 secrets of crafting memorable dialogue
  • The 5 essential tasks of dialogue
  • 5 ways to improve your dialogue ear
  • 4 can't-miss methods to increase conflict and tension in any dialogue exchange
  • The top 10 dialogue issues, and how to resolve them

You'll also see dazzling dialogue in action with examples from hit novels and screenplays.

Don't sabotage your chances of selling your work to readers or publishers because the dialogue is unexceptional. Dazzle them with what the characters say. How to Write Dazzling Dialogue will give you the tools to do it.

©2014 James Scott Bell (P)2019 James Scott Bell

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  • Julian Switala
  • 18-01-2020

useful and enjoyable!

great narration from the author. very useful tips and ideas! many GOOD examples that show the point. what can be improved: the audiobook format should have an accompanying PDF or images to show what the author is saying about correct punctuation. simply listening where to put the proper punctuation isn't as memorable for something (punctuation rules on a novel) that is an entirely VISUAL experience.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-11-2020

Extremely informative!

James Scott Bell has a soothing voice that makes listening to this a thrill. He does a fantastic job of helping illustrate what he’s trying to explain and I find it a joy anytime I listen/read any of his work!

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  • James Flynn
  • 30-10-2020

Bell the Master Teacher

Everything by James Scott Bell is excellent. He could have had a bit better production values in the audio book, but his message is very valuable.

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  • Geneva
  • 07-07-2020

Loved it!

It was easy to read and very comprehensible. It addressed a lot of issues that I had questions about. Thanks

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  • Andrew Wadsworth
  • 21-03-2020

Good course, subpar audio quality

Great little course with a lot of helpful tips and example. Wish the audio were better. Sounds a bit like it was recorded with a can on a string.

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  • Michelle Harder
  • 02-03-2020

Very Helpful Information

He used plenty of examples of what not to do, what to do, and how to do it. I will definitely keep this on hand, as I believe it will be a useful tool to refer back to many times.

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  • Kathy Jackson
  • 05-02-2020

Format and examples were extremely helpful.

The outline format and examples were helpful for me. Bell provides great references for future projects.

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  • Jackie O
  • 10-07-2020

Entertaining AND useful!

Lots of really helpful ideas, presented in a light-hearted and entertaining way that stops it from being purely informative (it's genuinely not boring!) I particularly liked the spontaneous dialogue exercises and his 'cast' of characters! I will definitely be drawing upon these tips and hints in my writing. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to get a handle on this topic. My only real critcism is that there wasn't more of it! 9/10

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  • Viola Bleu
  • 19-01-2020

A gem/collection of tips

Really helpful short book about dialogue. He answered lots of questions I often bother friends with ... why didn’t I read this a year ago??

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