18 March 2011
dialogue, English, Video, writing, writing help, YouTube
Sometimes when a dialogue gets boring, it’s useful to do this next writing technique, which is to reverse the argument. When reversing the argument in a dialogue, the smart one (Sagrado) answers the questions from the dumb one (Simplicio) with questions of his own. Then Simplicio has to explain his ideas in greater detail. This helps Sagrado win the argument more clearly and completely, because Simplicio sees the flaws in his own thinking.
It’s a useful debate technique, and a useful technique in writing dialogues.
15 March 2011
advice, dialogue, dialogues, outline, outlines, outlining, Teaching, writing
Sometimes it’s not enough to write a dialogue. Sometimes one needs to actually go to the trouble of outlining a dialogue from beginning to end in order to figure out what the positions are, and be able to argue the case successfully.
I’m also including the worksheet on creating Dialogue Outlines for your own use.
26 June 2008
“Anyway, my grandson is on Isle Royal, and I let him know that I knew something about it. I’m from Michigan originally, as you know.”
“I didn’t know that. How did a straight-talking Midwesterner like yourself wind up here in Connecticut among us duplicitous Yankees?”
“Oh, because I’m from Kalamazoo.”
24 October 2005
dialogue, Gaming, history, mona, rpg
Ben will probably be bored, or misunderstand, or be confused…
long IC game thing