Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I've been told that I'm heavy on dialogue. Me and Elmore Leonard, right? :) What's not to like?
What do you like when you read a book? I'm passionate about dialogue though I am working hard to find a nice balance in my own work. I've recently discovered something about myself which I think is good. I write my first drafts almost completely in dialogue and then go back and layer in setting, the senses, etc. Now I would think that this is not how most historical romance writers write. I imagine that most have a heavier hand on setting. That seems reasonable doesn't it? We need to be immersed to some extent in where the writer is taking us so we can become grounded in the story.
Posted by Jillian Kent at 12:01 AM