Writing Tip Wednesday – Exposition and Dialogue

Posted June 14, 2017 by Julie in Writing Tip Wednesday / 6 Comments

Writing Tip Wednesday – Exposition and Dialogue

JA Huss

Welcome to Video Seven of The Perfect Story. In this video we’re going to talk about exposition and dialogue. I’ll share a secret or two and give you some helpful tips about how to position backstory and write more engaging dialogue.

If you’re just coming in on this series and haven’t yet seen the previous videos they are linked below.

Middles and Scenes
Hooks and Endings
Sex Scenes
Literary Devices

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About JA Huss

JA Huss is the New York Times Bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today Bestseller’s list 21 times in the past four years. She writes characters with heart, plots with twists, and perfect endings.

Her books have sold millions of copies all over the world, the audio version of her semi-autobiographical book, Eighteen, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award and an Audie Award in 2016 and 2017 respectively, her audiobook, Mr. Perfect, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award in 2017, and her audiobook, Taking Turns, was nominated for an Audie Award and Voice Arts Award in 2018. In May 2018 MGM Television optioned five of her books (Slack, Guns, Come, Come Back, and Coming For You – collectively called THE COMPANY) for a TV Series. She and Johnathan are partners in that TV series project — in fact, they started out writing the teleplay for The Company and soon after found themselves writing novels together too.

Johnathan McClain is her first (and only) writing partner and even though they are worlds apart in just about every way imaginable, it works.

She lives on a ranch in Central Colorado with her family.

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6 responses to “Writing Tip Wednesday – Exposition and Dialogue

  1. Christy L Dorton

    I again, thank you for taking the time to produce this video series. Appreciate it more than I can express.

  2. Michelle Brown

    Excited to get a glimpse on how you craft your great stories! I am an audible (Sebastian York) addict but moving back and forth from your Audible books to Kindle. Thank you for sharing your gift!

  3. Jordyn White

    These are really fantastic Julie. You have a way of talking about things that make the lightbulbs go off. Thank you so much for taking the time to put these together for us. I bought all 3 plotting books you recommended and am currently working my way through The Story Grid. I’m looking forward to the next videos. 🙂

  4. Charlotte

    I can’t wait for your next installment! When are you planning to release it? Been on pins and needles for two months now!

  5. Is this the last installment in this series? I looked through my emails but can’t find anything…. are you on vacation (LMAO) or just writing like crazy?