One of the most beneficial skills to have for writers is to read like a writer. Every month in The Writers Lounge, I share a piece of writing that I love and break it down in terms of craft. To make it simple and digestible, we focus on one craft element at a time. I love putting these together because as I’m working on the Craft Notes, I’m teaching myself how to write better as well.
I want to share a section from our Craft Notes on dialogue to illustrate how you can read like a writer too, using the same approach that I did here. In this excerpt, I’m using Rukhsana Khan’s picture book, “Big Red Lollipop” to illustrate some features of strong dialogue. Grab it for free here: