Talk the Talk is a must for screenwriters. It is filled with insightful tips, ingenious tricks and potent techniques. Penny Penniston puts it all together in easy-to-understand lessons and smart exercises. Put this book in action and see your dialogue leap off the page. ---Joan Scott, Founder of Writers & Artists Agency
Tyros, teachers, and professional writers will all find something to take away from Talk the Talk which includes exercises, rewriting guidelines, and even physics diagrams! Its discussion of status-- its effect on dialogue, and how it shifts in various contexts--was particularly illuminating. ---Wendy MacLeod, Playwright and Screenwriter. Author of House of Yes, Schoolgirl Figure and Juvenilia.
This is the book dramatic writers have been looking for! Talk the Talk is an essential guide to the art of writing great dialogue. Teachers and students alike will find its sound advice and step-by-step approach invaluable and inspiring. --Rebecca Gillman. Playwright & Screenwriter. Author of Spinning Into Butter and Boy Gets Girl.