By: Laura E. Koons
*I was given a copy of this book for an honest review.*
In Beyond the Style Manual: He Said, She Said: Writing Effective Dialogue. Laura Koons does a great job of simplifying the proper set up of dialogue in stories, making dialogue flow smoothly, tips on how to improve dialogue, pitfalls to avoid and exercises to help you hone your writing skills.
This short guide book should be a tool in every beginning writers tool kit. And it would make a good refresher book for writers of all stages.
Laura E. Koons attended Lycoming College and then completed graduate degrees in Creative Writing at both Ohio University and The University of Tennessee. She has worked on several literary magazines including Quarter After Eight, Drunken Boat: an online journal of art and literature, and Grist: The Journal for Writers, where she served as Fiction Editor for the inaugural issue.
She currently edits for Red Adept Publishing. In her free time, Laura can usually be found with a book in hand, but sometimes she puts them down long enough to enjoy swimming, crocheting, and doing volunteer work at both her local library and history museum. She lives in Virginia with her husband and two ancient, snarky cats.
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