Part 7. How to Write Good Dialogue Dialogue is direct speech as opposed to reported speech. Give thought as to which is the better method according to the given circumstances and the emphasis you wish to put on the imparting of information. There are occasions when a short account of reported speech may be more […]
Tom O’Donnell’s guest was Joe Malone from Dec 1994.
Tom O’Donnell of Tom and Paschal fame was a stalwart of the entertainment scene in Limerick. In his retirement to took to the airways with local radio stations, Limerick.com is delighted to bring you selection of those radio shows. From 1994 Tom O’Donnell’s guest was Joe Malone.
Creating Realistic Characters Last week I began to look at how to create realistic characters. This week I want to continue this important aspect of the novel. Try to convey the nature of your character, as far as possible, by indirect means. For instance, instead of overtly stating that he is a mean man, show […]
Part 5. Creating Realistic Characters Central to your story are the people, the characters, through whose eyes, actions and reactions your story will be told. The nature of your plot will determine the type of characters you will need to create. It will be easier for you to be in control and certainly simpler for […]
“I’ve read Arias of Consolation several times, a wonderful paean for Limerick, a kind of opera in three line trecets that guides the reader through the city with the constancy of its own particular music. These are memorable songs that capture the ‘edginess’ and the beauty of the city. There is also a depth of perspective, […]
The Novel (part 4) Coincidence plays a part in the development of many stories. Use it with discretion, exercise as much judicious constraint as you would with the use of the salt and pepper condiments. The element of coincidence occurs in all our lives and most of us have had experience of it, […]
The Novel (part 3) It may be a good idea to plan at what point in the story the high points will occur so that the writing remains lively and dramatic. Aim to use them in such a way that they draw the reader inexorably from chapter to chapter. So that at the end […]