Are You Botching Your Dialogue?

For those who need tips and tricks, support and help with their dialogue. Kristen Lamb published a very helpful post about this subject.

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Today we are going to talk about dialogue. Everyone thinks they are great at it, and many would be wrong. Dialogue really is a lot tricker than it might seem.

Great dialogue is one of the most vital components of fiction. Dialogue is responsible for not only conveying the plot, but it also helps us understand the characters and get to know them, love them, hate them, whatever.

Dialogue is powerful for revealing character. This is as true in life as it is on the page. If people didn’t judge us based on how we speak, then business professionals wouldn’t bother with Toastmasters, speaking coaches or vocabulary builders.

I’d imagine few people who’d hire a brain surgeon who spoke like a rap musician and conversely, it would be tough to enjoy rap music made by an artist who spoke like the curator of an art museum.

Our word choices are…

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2 thoughts on “Are You Botching Your Dialogue?

    • Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment. I’m sorry I haven’t been on your blog lately… I usually need to be reminded by WP – I’ll check what’s going on and where the problem is. Thanks for the information.

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