"In Dialogue", my 2013 NaNoGenMo project
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In Dialogue

a 2013 NaNoGenMo project

by Leonard Richardson

"In Dialogue" extracts the dialogue from Project Gutenberg ebooks and provides a tool for replacing all the dialogue from one text with dialogue from another.

The NaNoGenMo entry itself is in two parts found in the entry/ directory, and can also be read on my web site.

To generate your own texts, run 0-extract-dialogue.py, then 1-generate-book.py. The 1-generate-book.py script will show you which texts are available.

You can add new texts by downloading Project Gutenberg files into the raw/ directory. For example, these commands will add "Oliver Twist" to the list of available texts:

$ wget http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/730.txt.utf-8 -O raw/730.txt.utf-8 $ ./0-extract-dialogue.py

Then, this command prints the text of "A Christmas Carol", with all the dialogue replaced with dialogue from "Oliver Twist":

$ ./1-generate-book.py "A Christmas Twist" 46 730