I am doing yet another blog on dialogue. It’s one of the most important parts of your novel and will lead to your downfall if not done correctly.
A few important things to keep in mind when writing dialogue:
- Dialogue is not real speech. It is the illusion of real speech. Your dialogue should not be wordy or too formal-unless you’re talking to your boss or doing a presentation. Think about how you talk to friends and family. You don’t always use complete sentences. You trip over each other. Sometimes you don’t even get your complete thoughts out because of the constant interruptions.
- With dialogue, you can choose your words more carefully. When we speak to people, we may think, I wish I had said this or that, or I wish I had said that differently. Well in Dialogue you can. Edit your words to say just…
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