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.
- 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.
- Off Topic Rants – Sometimes during real…
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