Your characters do interact, don’t they? But how compelling is their dialogue? Does it sound real?
Jerry B. Jenkins has the experience of writing more than 200 novels and he shares some of that experience with us.
I recommend watching this video as it is full of wisdom.
I’m writing down the 6 keys for writing a compelling dialogue just so we can both have it in a more accessible format in case we need it:
- Cut dialogue to the bone
- Use it to reveal backstory
- Use it to reveal character
- Be subtle
- Read your dialogue aloud
- Create a ‘Make My Day’ moment
As a reader, have you ever read a dialogue you think it was bad? How did it sound like?
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