Let’s Talk About Dialogue

WANNA DO SOME DIALOGUING?

The Golden Lands

writing-scrabble

You might have great descriptive writing.  You might be able to perfectly describe every detail of your fictional scenery.  You might be able to put your imagination onto the page.  And maybe you’re fantastic at describing actions, throwing in immaculate adjectives and adverbs.

Unfortunately, writing a novel is a lot more than just scenery and actions.  It involves one thing that you NEED to get right: DIALOGUE.

What Does Bad Dialogue Look (…Sound?) Like?

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Let’s be honest with ourselves.  I think we all prefer “realistic-sounding dialogue”.  Nobody likes cheesy one-liners, nobody likes it when we hear a character being all “preachy”.  And sometimes, it’s annoying when a book character has better grammar than us, just because the author was so focused on making the dialogue “perfect”.  We want dialogue that sounds realistic…you know, the way people would really talk in certain situations.

That being said, if we’re still being honest…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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