How to Keep Your Dialogue in Check

Writers After Dark


Being an author sounds like a pretty awesome deal, right? Pick a simple idea, type here, type there, and act like it all happened by magic.

Some of you are probably tempted to embark on this path to becoming a published superstar. And you know what? You can do it. You’ve been writing for a while, you have a bucket full of ideas, and you can write a killer prose. Structure, descriptions, and character growth are a piece of cake to you. But what about dialogue? How secure are you in your dialogue-writing skills?

Dialogue, as we all know, is an essential part of any novel. But it’s a lot more than just words. More than having your characters interact with each other. And it’s way more difficult than we realize. Writing realistic dialogue can be powerful if done well. It can help flesh out your characters and move…

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