My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Book Review – The Fiction Writer’s Guide to Dialogue by John Hough, Jr.
The Fiction Writer’s Guide to Dialogue by John Hough, Jr. as the title suggests, is a non-fiction guide to writing dialogue.
The Cover: The cover and title clearly represent the non-fiction genre.
The Bad Stuff: To be brutally honest, this book did not inspire me to keep reading. I skimmed most of it because it didn’t hold my interest. I thought a lot of the examples were dated and while I understand the author’s use of them to demonstrate his point, I found the book a tad boring.
The Good Stuff: While this book failed to get my mind racing with interest, the content is valid and may very well help some authors to improve their writing of dialogue. As a personal preference though, this book was not for me.
Overall, I didn’t find this book much use. I do acknowledge that there is merit to the content though, and because of that I’m giving this book a yawning 2 out of 5 golden bookmarks.
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