A first brief glimpse of SMALL DAMAGES and thoughts on writing dialogue

Sunday, May 20, 2012

A few weeks ago, my friend Susan Campbell Bartoletti (click here to read about how much I love Susan) asked if I might reflect on subtext in dialogue in video format for her Penn State students.  Today, I'm posting my response here—thoughts on what makes dialogue tick.  Susan asked that I read from own work, and so I did—choosing a passage from YOU ARE MY ONLY as well as one from SMALL DAMAGES.  This constitutes my first reading of SMALL DAMAGES, which will be released in July, and which just received a starred PW review.


patti.mallett_pp said...

Getting my lunch together and coming back to listen to this, got started but the tummy growling is making it hard to concentrate and, using the words from one of my favorite songs, "I don't want to miss a thing."

Melissa Sarno said...

I am obsessed with dialogue too. And I wonder who you think is doing it well? These excerpts are really wonderful-- I like learning from you :) I'm also happy to see a video of you looking lovely because I am so very worried about you.

KFP said...

So helpful. I am going to tweet this.

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