Tagged: the tennis method

  • How to Fail at Dialogue: The Tennis Method

    You’ve heard it said,  use action beats when creating dialogue–avoid the ubiquitous said. Great advice when done properly, but when overused, the reader gets a stiff neck as though watching an over active tennis match. A popular series, I won’t mention any names, became a hit despite overusing interrupting beats. The author’s dialogue ran something …[ read more ]