On Bukowski and his brand of good dialogue.
The tricks of snappy dialogue. Examples from Carson, De Lillo, Bukowski, and Calderón.
On speaking the truth with devious intent, or, veering the dialogue in your favour.
On repetition, redundancy, conveyed information, and emotional impact in paragraphs. Example from Bukowski.
On E. B. White’s “Style is an increment in writing”, and on Bukowski’s short poem “Style”.