Romantic Fiction Writing - Qp4

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Dialogue is an extremely important component in any novel.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Dialogue plays a crucial role in novels as it helps to develop characters, advance the plot, and provide insights into their thoughts, feelings, and motivations. It allows readers to engage with the story more deeply, understand the characters better, and adds realism to the narrative. Through dialogue, authors can reveal conflicts, build tension, and create a sense of immediacy. Therefore, dialogue is indeed an extremely important component in any novel.

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  • 2. 

    It is safe to say, don’t let more than five pages go by without some dialogue.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that it is not safe to let more than five pages go by without some dialogue. This implies that having dialogue at regular intervals in a written piece is important for maintaining reader engagement and preventing monotony. Therefore, the correct answer is False, indicating that it is not safe to let more than five pages go by without dialogue.

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  • 3. 

    Dialogue must be very realistic.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Dialogue must be very realistic" is false. This means that dialogue does not necessarily have to be realistic. It can be fictional, exaggerated, or stylized depending on the context and purpose of the dialogue. Realistic dialogue aims to mimic natural speech patterns and conversations, but in creative writing or certain genres, dialogue can deviate from realism to serve storytelling or artistic purposes.

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  • 4. 

    Dialogue is very useful for making a story flow.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Dialogue plays a crucial role in storytelling as it helps to bring the characters to life and create a sense of realism. It allows readers or viewers to understand the thoughts, emotions, and motivations of the characters, as well as advancing the plot and developing relationships between characters. Through dialogue, important information can be conveyed, conflicts can be resolved, and the story can progress smoothly. Therefore, it can be concluded that dialogue is indeed very useful for making a story flow.

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  • 5. 

    Nothing is worse than sitting the reader down and saying in effect “Now I had better tell you about this.”

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that it is not ideal to start a piece of writing by explicitly stating that the reader needs to be informed about something. This approach can be off-putting and may not engage the reader effectively. Therefore, the correct answer is true, as it aligns with the idea that it is better to avoid such a direct and uninteresting introduction.

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  • 6. 

    Sexual tension is shown by the hero and heroine murmuring endearments.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because sexual tension is not necessarily shown by the hero and heroine murmuring endearments. Sexual tension can be portrayed through various other means such as intense eye contact, physical proximity, subtle touches, or even verbal banter. Murmuring endearments may indicate affection or intimacy, but it is not the sole indicator of sexual tension between characters.

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  • 7. 

    Having decided what dialogue is all about, it is a good idea to practise writing scraps of dialogue.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Practicing writing scraps of dialogue is a good idea because it helps improve one's ability to write realistic and engaging conversations between characters. By practicing dialogue, writers can develop their skills in creating authentic character voices, conveying emotions, and advancing the plot through conversation. This practice also allows writers to experiment with different styles and techniques, ultimately enhancing their overall writing abilities.

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  • 8. 

    Mistakes to avoid includes:  (Select three)

    • A.

      Use of said

    • B.

      Use of names

    • C.

      Dialogue

    • D.

      Speak words only

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Use of said
    B. Use of names
    D. Speak words only
    Explanation
    The three mistakes to avoid are the use of "said," the use of names, and speaking words only. Using "said" repeatedly can make the dialogue repetitive and monotonous. Instead, it is better to use descriptive verbs that convey the tone and emotion of the speaker. Using names too frequently can make the conversation sound unnatural and formal. It is better to use pronouns or other identifiers when referring to characters. Lastly, speaking words only means that the dialogue lacks description, action, and other elements that can make it more engaging and realistic.

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  • 9. 

    Factors to remember when writing dialogue includes:  (Select four)

    • A.

      Always give each person who is speaking a combined paragraph.

    • B.

      Remember, you still indent the first word of every paragraph.

    • C.

      All spoken words are placed within quotation marks.

    • D.

      The quotation marks should be only at the start of the speech.

    • E.

      Don’t be afraid to break into a character’s speech.

    • F.

      Make your dialogue fit your character

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Remember, you still indent the first word of every paragraph.
    C. All spoken words are placed within quotation marks.
    E. Don’t be afraid to break into a character’s speech.
    F. Make your dialogue fit your character
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that when writing dialogue, it is important to remember to still indent the first word of every paragraph. This helps to visually separate the dialogue from the rest of the text and makes it easier for readers to follow. Additionally, all spoken words should be placed within quotation marks to indicate that they are being spoken by a character. Breaking into a character's speech can add variety and interest to the dialogue, making it more engaging for the reader. Finally, it is important to make the dialogue fit the character, ensuring that their speech patterns, vocabulary, and tone are consistent with their personality and background.

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  • 10. 

    It is essential to have a glamorous or exotic setting.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is suggesting that having a glamorous or exotic setting is essential. However, this is not necessarily true. While a glamorous or exotic setting can enhance the overall experience, it is not an essential requirement. Many successful stories, movies, or events have been set in ordinary or mundane settings and still managed to captivate the audience. Therefore, the statement is false.

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