7 Quick Tips for Writing Dialogue1) Dialogue in fiction is nothing like how people talk in real life. It’s fine to use "as heard in real-life" phrasing, but real-life dialogue is often meaningless. Every single word spoken in fiction must be dripping with meaning. If it has more than one meaning (subtext), all the better.7 Quick Tips for Writing Dialogue4 months ago in Writing More Like This
2) Start the conversation late and exit early. No one wants to read small talk, hellos, or goodbyes unless they add meaning to the story … which is almost never.
3) Dialogue should always progress the plot or character development. No info dumping in dialogue, please. Only put quotation marks around what you can actually envision the character saying in that particular scene, knowing and feeling what that particular character knows and feels. What you want your readers to know has nothing to do with what a character actually says. After all, that's why stories have narration.
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