More on amazing dialogue by Dan Alatorre.
Yesterday we went through some examples of amazing dialogues,
and practice makes perfect, so today we’re doing more.
The more you do this, the better it’ll be, and I sense there may be more than one dialogue scene in your story, so let’s work through this with an ad libbed example.
Examples one and two were yesterday. Pay attention.
It’s easy to write good dialogues, but it takes some practice.
Here is what you need to know to write GREAT dialogues.
TIP #1: Decide what message the dialogue is supposed to convey.
Mary wants to tell her husband she’s pregnant. Joe bought a lottery ticket for Fred – and it won. We’re out of pickles. Whatever the message is, decide that first.
TIP#2: HOW do people converse? Write that. Fast.
I write down what two people would say, and I write it as fast as I can. It’s half jibberish…
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