A marvelous insight into the world of dialogue writing. Pitfalls and other monstrous things to be aware of.
For my regular peeps, you probably know about my favorite
hostage guest contributor, blogger Alex Limberg. Today, he shines his spotlight at some basic dialogue problems we all know in one form or another.
Dialogue is one of the most powerful tools for storytelling. Dialogue is the difference between a cast of talking heads versus characters so real they are more alive to us than even people we know. Dialogue is the engine of plot, and coolest thing is?
We can mess with the reader’s emotions more than that crush in high school. But, though it seems so simple to use? It’s far from it.
So without further ado…take it away, Alex!
Here is the crazy thing about dialogue: It’s just pure, blunt, in-your-face words. With dialogue, there is no filter in between your characters and the reader.
When you describe an action, a setting or what your character…
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