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This Week’s Guest – Monday, April 9, 2018


Maxine Thompson

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April 9, 2018


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April 9, 2018


April 9, 2018


Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes
Author of

Ghost Boys



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Tips for Dialogue Development -Part I

Dr. Maxine Thompson

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New writers tend to go on for pages of narrative, and think they are
writing fiction. Fiction tends to be a healthy balance of dialogue and narrative.
Try not to go on longer than three pages without dialogue, unless the literary
device is one that is more internal monologue.

Write in direct, visual scenes, as if you were writing a movie. Modern readers are more visual
and are used to seeing stories acted out on TV or movies. Keep this in mind.

What are the dialogue rules? “I never got any dialogue rules!” you might say. Well, here are
some:

Use dialogue to describe motives. “Is she dead yet?” tells a lot about the
speaker, particularly when the son is the first to arrive on his rich dead mother’s murder
scene. Practice writing how people give themselves away. (Make use of
Freudian slips.)

Use adversarial, confrontational, interrogatory and oblique dialogue to
move a story. For example: The Boss, “If you‘re late one more time, you’re fired.”
The Employee: “What do you mean, ‘I’m fired?’”

Use dialogue to shape characters. For example, a Black professor speaks differently than a
gangbanger.

Some rules for dialogue.

Do not go on longer than 3-4 sentences in dialogue, unless it is a confrontational passage of dialogue. Otherwise, it sounds like a monologue or―speechifying.

Consider voice and point of view, tone and style, when you write dialogue.

Write in a consistent way that the character speaks.

Many new writers will place a number of verbal exchanges of dialogue
in one paragraph. Each time a new speaker says something, you should start a new paragraph.
Read fiction books to see how paragraphs are set up.

Try not to go on longer than 3 sentences of dialogue before the other person
interrupts.

Do not always have your character speak in full sentences. Example: “What is your name?”
“Maxine.”

Or when two people who already know each other talk, they don’t address each other by name.

A big key point for pacing is not to let a speaker go on for more than three sentences without breaking it up with gestures, body language, interruptions or interaction from the other characters.

Also have people speak obliquely, not answer directly, break off and falter in
their speech, saying one thing and meaning another.

Don’t have your characters make small talk. In real life, we may chit
chat about the weather and the baby‘s new tooth or first step. In fiction,
unless those things happen to be important to the story—leave them
out and cut to the chase. Small talk is dull in real life. It’s even more
boring in fiction. In fact, it’s deadly, and kills your book.

Break up dialogue with action. People don’t simply stand face to-face
and talk. In the next article, learn different ways to use dialogue.

About the author: Dr. Maxine Thompson is a novelist, poet, Internet Radio Show Host, literary agent, editor, and ghostwriter. She is the author of novels, The Ebony Tree, Hostage of Lies, LA Blues trilogy, Short Story Collection, A Place Called Home, 5 Nonfiction Books, et. al.





Dr. Maxine Thompson Live Internet Radio Shows

This Week’s Guest – Monday, March 19, 2018


Maxine Thompson

Dr. Maxine Thompson,
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March 19, 2018


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March 19, 2018


March 19, 2018


Anni Keffer
Author of

Leadership Built On Why: A Guide for Young Adults



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Book Review

Two-Sided Heart: Novel

By Patricia Anne Phillips

Reviewed by Dr. Maxine Thompson

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Stories of twins separated at birth have been around for many years. But Patricia Anne Phillips’ novel, Two-Sided Heart, has a fresh twist. This is a multi-layered, intergenerational gem of a story.

The story opens on the day of Elvis Presley’s death, August 16, 1977. This is a great historical marker, because on the day of Presley’s death, the world mourned this rock n’ roll icon as it was the end of an era. His cultural impact was one that combined African American music, country music, and blues. Elvis Presley represented the beginning of more integration of Blacks and whites through music, which also is reflected in this storyline.

Ironically, on the date of Elvis Presley’s death, Leah Mann, the protagonist, goes into labor and prematurely gives birth to twin daughters, one Black and one white.

Today, we see these stories on the Internet, where there is a white parent and a black parent, who, through a genetic chance occurrence, give birth to twin babies exhibiting two different colors. One child looks white, the other twin looks black.

In this case, Leah sees her babies, whom she falls in love with right away. Although both babies are biracial, you could only tell it in one baby. One baby is white, and the other baby is tan—clearly destined to be a Black child.

The problem is Randal, Leah’s husband, is white, and she is Creole. Although her husband knew of Leah’s Black DNA when he married her, he hadn’t minded because she looked white. He met her in New Orleans, where mixed races are common. After their marriage, all his friends assumed Leah was white.

However, Randal hadn’t thought about the possibility of the Black genetics showing up when they gave birth to their set of twins. This may have not been as important in today’s society. Unfortunately, this took place during a social period in history when Interracial dating and marriage were still taboo.

Initially, the father let his displeasure be known to Leah. He even expressed regret in marrying her, although he had loved her. Then, when Leah is released from the hospital with the white looking baby, Brooklyn, Randal seems to have a change of heart. The Black baby, Leanne, was left behind in the hospital to gain weight. The husband told Leah that the baby had a weak heart. In a rash movement, her husband gave the Black twin up for adoption, but told his wife that the baby had died. Because he was going through bankruptcy, he thought the money he received for the baby would save him. His guilt, combined with his financial difficulties, were too much to handle, and he committed suicide when the remaining twin, Brooklyn, was only a month old.

Leah, whose husband has been the main support of the family, is left alone to fend for herself with her baby girl, Brooklyn. In addition, she finds out Leanne, the baby she is mourning, is not dead, but that the husband has given the baby away, so her grief is compounded. But, she has to figure out a way to make a living, so her search for her daughter is superseded by her need to feed her remaining twin and herself.

Thus, begins two separate journeys for the twin girls. Needless to say, the white twin, Brooklyn, has the luck of the draw. She appears white, and she has her mother’s undying love. On the other hand, Leanne, who began life rejected by her father, seemed to have a good start with what appeared to be a good adoptive Black family. But in a twist of fate, the truth came out about her adoptive family, and Leanne wounded up being orphaned and having to stay with unrelated, uncaring relatives.

This is a story of a mother’s deep abiding love and her great courage to rebuild her life. I loved this story because it is a page turner, yet it is relatable. With business elements, romance, suspense, and finally a surprising climax, this will keep the reader glued to the page, waiting to see what will happen next.

This is a tale of what it is to be marginalized by race in this country. Yet, this is a story of redemption. Race is still the number one issue woven into the tapestry of this country, and this is a timely story.





Dr. Maxine Thompson Live Internet Radio Shows

This Week’s Guest – Monday, February 19, 2018


Maxine Thompson

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February 19, 2018


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February 19, 2018


February 19, 2018


K.M. Jackson
Award Winning Author of

The Betting Vow, et. al.



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January 4, 2010

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Hostage of Lies

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Dr. Maxine Thompson Live Internet Radio Shows

This Week’s Guest – Monday, January 22, 2018


Maxine Thompson

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January 22, 2018


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January 22, 2018


January 22, 2018


Jessica Wright Tilles
Publisher, Author, Editor, Ghostwriter, Graphic Designer,



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Dr. Maxine Thompson Live Internet Radio Shows

This Week’s Guest – Monday, November 13, 2017


Maxine Thompson

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November 13, 2017


November 13, 2017


Tracie Loveless Hill
Author of

Unwise Decisions, et. al.



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Dr. Maxine Thompson Live Internet Radio Shows

This Week’s Guest – Monday, November 6, 2017


Maxine Thompson

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November 6, 2017


November 6, 2017


Dr. Maxine Thompson
Author of

The Hush Hush Secrets of Writing Fiction That Sells



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Dr. Maxine Thompson Live Internet Radio Shows

This Week’s Guest – Monday, July 10, 2017


Maxine Thompson

Dr. Maxine Thompson,
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July 10, 2017


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July 10, 2017


July 10, 2017


Bernice L. McFadden
Author of

The Book of Harlan



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Dr. Maxine Thompson Live Internet Radio Shows
This Week’s Guest – Monday, March 27, 2017


Maxine Thompson

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March 27, 2017


March 27, 2017


Dr. Maxine Thompson
Publisher, Author, Founder of

Maxine Thompson Literary and Educational Services
Author of
Affirmations and Essays for Melanoid People



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