Posts tagged Dialogue
How to Craft Incredible Dialogue (a #StorySocial recap)


Hello, friends! Time for another #StorySocial recap. Never heard of it?

#StorySocial is the weekly chat I host every Wednesday at 9pm Eastern on Twitter. Each week, dozens of writers get together for about an hour to chat about a fun writerly topic. This past Wednesday, we talked all about how to craft incredible dialogue.

Did you miss out? Couldn't make it? No worries. I'm sharing a recap of this week's chat below. Check it out!

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19 Ways to Write Better Dialogue

For years, I struggled deeply with dialogue. 

As a new writer, it was the bane of my existence. I hadn’t a clue how to delve into my characters’ voices, to write conversations that felt natural and true-to-character while also moving my story forward. To avoid staring my own weakness in the face, I often wrote the fiction equivalent of silent films. (But even those had dialogue, didn't they? Bah!)

Finally, one day, I realized I didn’t want my weaknesses as a writer to hold my stories back a moment longer. I wanted to improve my craft, and that meant improving my dialogue, too. Soon, I began studying every resource I could find, examining how skilled authors crafted incredible conversations. Today, writer, I’m sharing everything I’ve learned with you!

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