5 Tips for Creating Dialogue That Flows


Writing Is Hard Work

I haven’t been on the blog for a while.  I received an e-mail from a reader who is having trouble with dialogue, and so I decided to crank out a little tip list for them.

With NaNoWriMo coming soon, keeping these five tips in mind when writing dialogue should help any writer craft meaningful and interesting dialogue.

Here we go.

  1. Stops and Starts – One great thing to do during dialogue is to insert little quirky things that add some character to the scene as well as the banter between characters.  This might be a glass spilled during a dinner conversation, a walking character stubs his/her toe, or a couple of teen boys wolf-whistle at the girl with which the protagonist is enjoying a stroll.  Inserting little bits of real life in the middle of dialogue provides a world-building backdrop for any scene.
  2. Off Topic Rants – Sometimes during real…

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