Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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By: Roz Morris, Writer

What is subtext?

Put simply, subtext in dialogue is what’s between the lines.

I find it easiest to split it into two aspects – subtext for the characters and subtext for the author.

The former is the hidden agendas or feelings of the characters; these may be deliberate, unconscious or a mixture of the two. The latter is the author’s themes; the universe of the story influencing the language and tone.

Subtext and characters

Novel dialogue has to be more condensed and purposeful than real-life chattering. As writers, we need to pick the encounters that will show something significant about the characters, the way they interact, the way they view the story events.

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Ignorance or Sincerity? http://ow.ly/rAhNu
  2. Password Protect Your Devices - In Photos: 10 Incredibly Simple Things You Can Do To Protect Your Privacy - Forbes http://ow.ly/rAjLp
  3. A Tale of Two Ebooks : @ProBlogger http://ow.ly/rAl3a
  4. How To Ask People for Things Via Email: An 8-Step Program - 99U http://ow.ly/rAm2H
  5. Are You In A Complicated Relationship With Your Characters? http://ow.ly/rAmcA
  6. Blake Snyder’s Save the Cat plotting method | Jordan McCollum http://ow.ly/rAmoE
  7. The act structure in action | Jordan McCollum http://ow.ly/rAnFQ
  8. A Writer's Journey: Structured Descriptions http://ow.ly/rAnSL
  9. 3 Tips for Careful Writers http://ow.ly/rAocJ
  10. Dialogue special part 3: subtext | Nail Your Novel http://ow.ly/rAopl
  11. What fanfic is and isn't http://ow.ly/rArEC
  12. Why I Choose to Self-Publish and Traditionally Publish by CJ Lyons http://ow.ly/rArgS
  13. RT @elizabethscraig: Use Seven Senses to Spark Your Writing: http://t.co/0VRrEgdxnt @joanyedwards
  14. 2 Must-Dos to Make Your Book Marketing Infinitely Easier | Your Writer Platform http://ow.ly/rBESS
  15. There’s Power in All Those User Reviews | The Passive Voice | http://ow.ly/rBFck
  16. The Power Of The #Hashtag [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter http://ow.ly/rBJge
  17. 650+ Places for Authors to Get Exposure for Their Books Through Guest Blogging http://ow.ly/rBJER
  18. The Write Type - Multi-Author Musings: Are You In It For The Money, Or Something Else? http://ow.ly/rBK5N
  19. Janet Reid, Literary Agent: Question: How long is long enough? http://ow.ly/rBLcj
Happy writing & running, Kathy

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