Author's Craft - Dialogue - Nonprint - Audiovisual Resources


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  • Writing Dialog: Huckleberry Finn (Discovery Language Arts: Writing) Discovery Channel School, ETV Streamline (06:16)
    Authors use dialog in stories to build relationships between characters and to show the characters' thoughts, feelings, and personalities. Authors use dialog tags to set the dialog apart from the narration, enclose the dialog in quotation marks, and begin a new paragraph for each speaker.
  • A Closer Look at Writing Dialog (Discovery Language Arts: Writing) Discovery Channel School, ETV Streamline (03:06)
    Writers, like Mark Twain, use dialog to tell parts of a story; show characters' feelings, thoughts, and personalities; and build relationships between characters. Writers follow certain rules when using dialog, such as, correct placement of dialog tags and punctuation.