Sep 25, 2020
Bona Hayes is a writer and editor who helps authors craft and self publish their works. Her goal is to take YOUR art and make it readable the way you hear it. She works with you to engage and enthuse your readers.
Dialogue 102: Creating dialogue to avoid "monomouth." Editor Bona Hayes and Diann Schindler provide examples of dialogue illustrating word choice, cadence, pet words and phrases, and reactions to stress, shock, and excitement.
The term "monomouth" is mentioned in and borrowed from The Career Author (Zach Bohannon and J. Thorn) Podcast: The Dialogue Doctor: Jeff Elkins.
The latest book on Diann's night stand is Laura Kaye's "Hard As It Gets" - a romance.
Bona's night stand book is Anne Lamott's "Bird by Bird - Some Instructions on Writing & Life"
For more information about Diann's latest novel, "Claim Denied" click HERE . To receive publication updates, please write to her at
Thank you for listening. Please subscribe, leave comments and or requests. Also, forward to your family and friends.
Intro and out go music is "The Amelia Island Sun" composed and performed by Rafael Javadov. Interlude music is "Russian Soap Opera" by Ilya Truhanov and "Golden Memories" by Vadim Derepa.