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  • The Writer's Guide to Realistic Dialogue

  • Fiction Writing Tools, Book 4
  • By: S. A. Soule
  • Narrated by: Julie Carruth
  • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 21
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

A powerful reference tool to crafting realistic conversations in fiction! This manual is specifically for fiction writers who want to learn how to create riveting and compelling dialogue that propels the storyline and reveals character personality. Writers will also learn how to weave emotion, description, and action into their dialogue-heavy scenes. With a special section on how to instantly improve characterization through gripping conversations, all of these helpful writing tools will make your dialogue sparkle!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I was expecting

  • By Aaron on 06-26-18

Not what I was expecting

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2 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-26-18

Good advice and tips here and there, but most of the examples of good dialogue come from the author's own other books. Sometimes they're so long that I forget what the point is supposed to be. Part of me wonders if it's to try and spark an interest in her novels. Perhaps this book should be read on the page and not heard. I don't know; it just annoyed me, and I can't finish it. Also, it's about writing dialogue for novels. I wanted it for screenplay.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Conquering Writer's Block and Summoning Inspiration

  • Learn to Nurture a Lifestyle of Creativity
  • By: K.M. Weiland
  • Narrated by: Sonja Field
  • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100

Inspiration is a slippery thing at the best of times. But as a writer, you can't afford to wait around on Madam Muse's goodwill. In this encouraging audiobook, award-winning author K.M. Weiland shows you how to nurture creativity and put it at your summons, rather than the other way around.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Uplifting

  • By Kenna Rue on 04-29-15

Encouraging

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-19-18

I found this book to be more encouraging than informative. It manages to serves it's intent well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Plot Machine

  • Writer Better Stories Faster
  • By: Dale Kutzera
  • Narrated by: Dale Kutzera
  • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 99
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 88

There are a lot of books on story structure, but only The Plot Machine presents a step-by-step guide to designing a story. In clear, precise language, this guide discusses the various types of stories we tell, their specific parts, and how they are assembled. Say good-bye to staring at the blank page waiting for lightning to strike. Just put a few coins in the plot machine, and write better stories faster.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Content, But Useless As An Audiobook

  • By GameMaker on 12-31-16

Overwhelmed with great information

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Reviewed: 04-19-18

The only flaw with this book is the title. It should be called "The Character Machine". However, it's not actually a flaw because, as the book explains: The character is the plot. Highly recommend and be ready to take notes and make a chart.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Write a Screenplay That Doesn't Suck and Will Actually Sell

  • ScriptBully Book Series
  • By: Michael Rogan
  • Narrated by: Greg Zarcone
  • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99

There are nearly 50,000 screenplays registered with the Writer’s Guild every year. And 99 percent of them suck. But they don’t have to. That’s why I decided to write this book. So before you head out to another hundred-dollar screenwriting conference to learn how to write a screenplay or buy another paint-by-the-numbers 3-act script formula give my book a try. I can’t guarantee you’ll sell your script.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • The a$$ kissers guide to Hollywood

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-29-17

More greatness

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Reviewed: 04-19-18

Fun and informative. I've made it a point to read all Michael Rogans books on writing.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • How to Write a Script With Dialogue that Doesn't Suck (ScriptBully Book Series)

  • By: Michael Rogan
  • Narrated by: Greg Zarcone
  • Length: 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 55

Want to know how to write a script that people will remember, and can catch the attention of producers and other above-the-line talent? (Don't worry about agents; they don't want to talk to you). Nail your dialogue. Really. Now I know you've heard all the maxims: Film is a Visual Medium; You Can Either Write Dialogue or You Can't. And they both sound very logical. And esteemed writers, such as David Mamet, have been preaching them for years. But, in my not so humble opinion, they're both total bullcrap.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just get it!

  • By Chris on 01-09-17

Great

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Reviewed: 04-19-18

Fun and informative - again. Be prepared to take notes as you listen. I recommend it.

  • How to Write a Movie Script With Characters That Don't Suck (ScriptBully Book Series)

  • By: Michael Rogan
  • Narrated by: Gregory Zarcone
  • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 37

Learning how to write a movie script is more than just figuring out the margins and hitting a few plot points along the way....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Learning made fun

  • By Aaron on 04-19-18

Learning made fun

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-19-18

This book, like other books by Michael Rogan, is full of valuable and fun information.

  • How to Write a Short Story

  • Your Step-by-Step Guide to Writing a Short Story
  • By: HowExpert Press, Sarah Zachary
  • Narrated by: R3dmanActual
  • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 11

Have you ever wanted to write a short story, but had no idea where to begin? Have you looked for tips, hints, or advice about how to develop characters and plots without being able to be sure you're getting advice from the experts? Look no further than this guide here before you!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Aaron on 04-19-18

Meh

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-19-18

There are small pockets of good info, but overall a bit too general. Based on other books covering this topic, I felt some information to be accidentally misleading. Books by Michael Rogan go much deeper and specific. I apologize to the author for recommending another author.

  • Writing Short Stories for Amazon, Magazines, and Other Publications

  • Easy Steps, How to Write Short Stories (Write Like You Mean It, Book 1)
  • By: Ora Rosalin, Bey Rosalin
  • Narrated by: Sally Sanders
  • Length: 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

Think: creativity on a whole new high - bursts of colorful imagery, radiant characters, and interesting dilemmas all thrown into a very short story! Then that twist ending, shining a light so bright, blinding your readers with awesomeness and, best of all, yourself....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A resource for absolute beginners...

  • By thrownaway on 01-29-16

Meh

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2 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-18

This is an encouraging book for a young beginner. There's better info out there. Ok.