How to implement sound into a story?

I am trying to write a story, im trying to cut off a character while she is talking to and put the sound of an explosion in.

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    I'll probably be illustrated with a cut of sentence where she is talking and then a BOOM. Some thing like,

    'We have to go, Mark. Listen to me, the valves have broken free, it's going to ex—"

    [BOOM] At that very moment, a resounding explosion shook the ground, tearing their eardrums apart and causing the windows int he house beside them to break and fall to the ground below.

    ^^Something like that. You could write BOOM in, if you want. That is called onomatopoeia. I don't use it, unless it is a poem, because I think it makes my work look amateurish. Don't know why, just do. Also note that, instead o a dash to illustrate the cut of word, I used a 'longer dash'. <------- I don't know the name of it. This is made by using the Alt code, 0151. Press alt down with it and it appears (use the number pad to the extreme right of your keyboard).

    Hope this answers your question.

    Edit: I just found out the name. It is called a 'Em dash'. There is also something called an 'En dash' and the well-known hyphen. To learn more, visit the website in the source box.

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  • Ginger
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    An explosion doesn't ask anyone's permission if it's ok to go off now, so just have the explosion cut her off mid stream. Good Luck

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  • 8 years ago

    So she'll be talking then, mid sentence, put a dash there and close the speech.

    E.g. - "And then I said-"

    The put either a BOOM or a BANG or something. Or:

    She was cut off mid sentence as a deafening explosion erupted nearby. (Or if it isn't nearby, if it is in that same room, then write that!)

    Best of luck!


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  • 8 years ago

    Have her speak, and then when she's interrupted by the explosion put a single dash to show this, for example:

    "This part of town is so peacef -"

    After, describe the shattering glass, flames and whatever else.

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  • 8 years ago

    Something along the lines of "I cannot believe you just sa...." the explosion rocked the street as the force knocked (character) back

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