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I love stories told mainly in dialogue. It's a great way to explore subtext: what's said/held back/inferred. In 'Beginners' by Raymond Carver, we have a story told almost entirely in dialogue. Carver is a master at this, and of handling subtext.

Have a read and try short story using mostly dialogue. What can you show in the relationships between your characters and the stories they tell? Can you handle this in poetry? Try a Dramatic Monologue:

BEGINNERS by RAYMOND CARVER in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


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