There are a lot of steps to writing good dialogue for American lit – but leaving the realistic nature aside, let’s focus on the structure of it. 355 more words
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I’ve been preaching #2 for years, but Wendy says it better than I’ve ever been able to. I can’t tell you how often I read poor dialogue between characters, or dialogue that just doesn’t get to the point (do I REALLY have to read the “Hi, how are you today?” “I’m fine, and yourself?” formalities between two characters EVERY time they come across one another??? 42 more words
“You really need to work on your dialogue,” she said.
“Oh really?” He answered smart-assedly.
Yes, really. Dialogue is a tricky thing – first to be able to write the way people actually talk and then, well, to label it correctly. 344 more words
Stefanie Freele is the author of two short story collections: Surrounded by Water and Feeding Strays. Her story “While Surrounded by Water” won the Glimmer Train Fiction Award and “Us Hungarians received second place in the Glimmer Train Family Matters Contest. 856 more words