Today, I have author Ty Langston here with us talking about writing dialogue. Welcome to The Book Vixen Ty!
When it’s done right, it flows beautifully, and when it doesn’t? It can stop a story cold regardless of plot, and wonderful book description.
To make a book, a great book, you need a great plot, descriptions and for me great dialogue between either main characters or secondary characters. It can help move a story along, help a reader grasp what the characters are attempting to get across and also it makes the characters credible and three-dimensional.
The best way, I’ve learned to write the dialogue between my characters is not only by reading and writing it, but also by watching people talk.
It doesn’t have to be a dramatic conservation it can be something as simple as two people talking about the kinds of food like they liked or some event they observed. Reading how the characters interpret things gives such so much insight that you want to learn more about them.
Readers, who are your favorite book characters and is there something about their dialogue or a quote that strikes you?
As a child, multi-published author Ty Langston loved to read about dragons and knights so much that one day, her grandmother told her to “just write about them.”
So she did.
From that day forward, she never left home without her pen, a notebook, and some kind of music playing in the background. Her love of reading expanded from fantasy into science fiction, and eventually into paranormal romance and erotica.
She enjoys different works from George Martin, Anne McCaffrey, Stephen King, and Jackie Collins. But some of Ty’s favorite writers are from the world of TV and film: namely, Tudors creator Michael Hirst, and the late John Hughes.
Ty has a certificate in Broadcast Journalism along with a degree in Business Administration.
She is single and enjoys spending time with friends and family.
There is really not much to say... I love to write, read, and listen to music. My attempt at a music career sadly ended at the Apollo one warm night in May! LOL (Side note: I was not booed just outdone by two munchkins rapping to Biggy Smalls but they were good!)
Military brat extraordinaire; have traveled to a lot of interesting places.
The very first time I put pen to paper in story fashion, was in 6th grade. It was called The Case of the Missing Pepperoni.
It was a cute mystery where all the ingredients and shop appliances came to life when the store owner closed up for the evening.
To date I haven’t published anything yet but I love to write wrestling fan fiction, romance and light erotica. I will be married for fifteen years this month to my best friend and Prince Charming all rolled into one. I am mommy to two Siberian Huskies.
Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories - Season One
Romantic Tales: Bedtime Stories - Season 1 has a little of everything. From your everyday contemporary romance with Riley Ross’ The Getaway, to Ty Langston’s rockers-turned-werewolves in Crave, and Tigris Eden’s Sci-Fi/Paranormal, The Genesis Project, these three stories in these three different genres are guaranteed to have you turning the page.
“Each episode built on the one before, just like watching your favorite weekly television shows.
I highly recommend you pick up the Romantic Tales Bedtime Stories Episodes, you will be happy that you did!!”
4 Stars from Jenny Metcalf
Crave by Ty Langston
As a reporter for the Wakefield Post, Harper Erkstine has seen everything. From murders to robberies, all of her recent stories have ended with tragic consequences so great, that she began to question if she made the right career choice for herself. In the middle of working on a missing persons story that has rocked her town to the core, Harper decides as a favor to her friend and colleague to do a feature on local an up and coming rock band, called ‘Crave.’
The feature was a break from her routine, but Harper soon discovers that this band and its enigmatic lead singer, Cass St. Marie, may have ties to the missing persons case she’s working. Not only does she question why, but she also finds there is more to this band than just their music.
The Getaway by Riley Ross
Mike and Juliet have been dating for about four months. Juliet is madly in love with him but has never shared her feelings. Mike hasn’t said those three magical words so she doesn’t even know if they are on the same page when it comes to their relationship.
Mike takes Juliet on a two week vacation, so she can escape her family drama and stresses from her job. He has romantic surprises planned and there are several unexpected surprises for them both. How well do Mike and Juliet really know each other especially when an explosive secret from his past is revealed?
The Genesis Project by Tigris Eden
Biologically engineered in a lab, Genesis Blackmore has always been different. Her father has told her it’s due to her enhancements, the Federated Council sees her as a genetic mutation; and her fellow peers see her as the shiny new toy. Gen has had better days.
Xander Treegold sees something in Genesis that he can’t explain. Is it her oddity that captures him or her innocence? Xander’s never taken no for an answer when it comes to getting what he wants and at every opportunity that is given to him Xander seems to fail miserably. That is until he pulls Genesis into a dark alcove in the Great Hall where others are preparing for their journey back to New Earth for Luna.
Will Genesis succumb to his attentions or will she once again deny him the only thing he’s ever truly wanted…her.
From Crave by Ty Langston:
“I can’t believe he left you in the middle of the lake.” Ellen said while she passed Harper a towel to dry off with.
The two women sat on Harper’s couch. Harper was livid, not only at herself for falling for such a prank, but again for being captivated by an individual, who at any given moment could tear her from limb to limb if provoked.
Harper took the towel and began to dry her hair. “He’s such an asshole, I can’t believe I fell for that shit.”
Ellen snickered. “Well, he is a charmer, that one. I, for one, can understand how it could’ve happened.”
“Piece of shit he is. He’s arrogant, snarky. You know that we had a bet, that if he charmed the pants off me, then he’d take me out on a date? Would you believe…. the sad part is I agreed to it? What the hell is wrong with me?” Ellen let out a huge belly laugh.
Harper folded her arms in protest. “It’ll never happen again, ever. He thinks every woman should bow down to him; the way that he saunters around in those pants that seem as if they’re spray painted on, and don’t forget that hair….Geesh.”
Ellen chuckled. “He’s got a body and voice that’s made for sin.”
“I want to go to Heaven, thank you.” Harper snapped.
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