I absolutely hear voices in my head when it comes to storytelling. That's the best way for me to write dialogue. And second, I don't try to convince anyone that I'm not crazy ... that would take way too long.
For those of you who've read One Pink Line, you know that the book is filled with lots of really fun dialogue. I love writing conversations between characters. It gives me an opportunity to show their personalities and how they interact with each other. Being a fly on the wall, so to speak, is a great way for me to picture their body language, their expressions, their inflections and ultimately their responses to one another.
I love watching movies, so sometimes I find myself picturing my scenes as if they were on film. That way it gives me a better sense of what they might say at any particular moment. I've seen instances where dialogue can sound really contrived. Where I've looked upon from reading the page of a book and said to myself, "No one talks like that." Some people tend to write dialogue that reads well, but doesn't necessarily make sense if someone were to actually speak it. I really strive to make all of my dialogue sound like something someone would say. Would they interrupt somebody, would they stammer, would they swear? I think it's important to put a little passion into it so that readers truly get the sense they are overhearing a conversation.
About The Author:
A graduate of Purdue University, Dina Silver has spent the past fifteen years feeding her red wine habit by working as a copywriter in the advertising industry. After seeing the bulk of her professional prose on brochures and direct mail pieces, she is delighted to have made the transition to novelist. She currently lives with her husband and son in suburban Chicago, where she is working on her next book. Inspired by a true story, One Pink Line is Dina's debut novel.
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Book Description: One Pink Line
Can the love of a lifetime be forever changed by one pink line? Dina Silver's tender, absorbing novel, One Pink Line, is the warmhearted, wry story of love, loss and family, as seen through the prism of one singular, spirited young couple who find themselves in a predicament that changes the course of their lives, and those closet to them. With heart, humor and compassion, this debut work of women's fiction is certain to stir anyone who relishes a good laugh, can stand a good cry, and, above all believes in the redemptive power of love. This unique, contemporary story gives readers a dual perspective. Sydney Shepard, a sweet-tempered, strong-natured college senior is young, in love with an exceptional man, and unexpectedly pregnant. Faced with a child she never planned for, she is forced to relay this news to her neurotic mother, relinquish her youth, and risk losing the love of her life. Then there's Grace, a daughter, who believes she was a product of this great love, grows to realize her existence is not what she assumed, and is left with profound and puzzling questions about who she really is. Spanning generations and every imaginable emotion, One Pink Line reveals how two points of view can be dramatically at odds, and perhaps ultimately reconciled. Simultaneously deeply felt and lighthearted, One Pink Line deftly mines how the choices we make are able to alter so many lives, and how doing the right thing and living honestly can bring unexpected, hard-won happiness. It's a must-read for anyone who craves a great love story, absorbing characters, and plenty of laughs along the way.
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