WANNA DO SOME DIALOGUING?
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?
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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