Writing Tips 9

 

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Today’s Tip: Dialogue

If you’re a writer, you should know the basics of writing. One of these basics is that dialogue moves the plot along. Today’s topic is the talking.

Who: Dialogue

What: the words characters say in a story to move the plot along

When: anytime

Where: in between actions to keep the plot running smoothly

Why: so your story is not just a huge, tiring chunk of descriptions

How: Too much talking is just- well- too much. No talking at all hurts the reader’s eyes. A writer must insert the perfect amount of dialogue at the right time and the right place so the story flows and looks natural. You also have to use the right wording. Nobody uses big words unless the character is a genius. Dialogue also reveals something about the character’s nature. Some people speak in accents or slangs, others talk a lot at one time- and there are the people who just grunt and give one word answers. It’s really up to you.

Activity: Observe the way every person speaks around you for one day. Record your results- classify them if you want.

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