5 Crucial Writing Tips for Dialogues You Should Know

the writing Tips for dialogues

Dialogs speed up your scenes. It’s like giving a little gas in the bend. At least, if you do it right.

To ensure that you become one of the gas givers, I’ll give you five tips that will help you with that.

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So what are the writing Tips for Dialogues?

Make sure you read these below…

First: ‘Yes, because, and, so, but…’

The whole pages of some characters are full of talk. And none of the interlocutors dare to interrupt this talk.

Apparently, they all have a piece of tape over their mouths. Otherwise, they would have called out all sorts of things, as people usually do.

Long monologues: It’s like a tennis match where both players hit each other high from the backline. Alternating each other quickly gives much more dynamics. Tak-tak-tak back and forth: two players at the net and the audience is on the benches.

Second, ‘Would you like coffee?’ – ‘Yes’

We must raise our machete and cut away all the meaningless statements in the text.

If your character says things that people have been hearing all day long, why would they read that book? Might as well keep their ears open during the coffee break at work.

So use every sentence that is said to convey something about your character. “Do you use milk in your coffee?”

Here is someone formally speaking, using that.

‘Or no,’ this lady continues, ‘you are of course one of those who finds it extremely interesting to drink coffee black.’ A biased aunt, too, it seems.

And the other one, will he let that pass? “Say should I stir that sugar in with my cock, or do you have a spoon for me too?”

Ahem, you don’t all have to be as rude as I am, but you get where I’m going. How they speak gives the characters individuality.

Third: ‘You know I’m a vegetarian, don’t you!’

If you see yourself writing a sentence that starts with: ‘you know…’ all alarm bells should start ringing. The characters in your story are not aware of any audience. So they will never say anything intended to inform the reader.

So whatever you get those characters to say, always make sure the reader doesn’t realize you’re informing them. “May I ask what that dead animal on my plate is doing?” – ‘That’s not dead, that’s new. Soy foods.’ – ‘It looks dead.’ – ‘Yes. Dead soy. Well okay?’

Fourth: the ear also wants something.

Although most people don’t read their books aloud, you still want the text to be a good read.

The ‘dead soya’ in the previous paragraph works well (well, I think so) because it contains sound repetition.

Perhaps the reader does not notice it explicitly, but he does notice that he moves through the text like a spear.

That’s the writer’s trick: you achieve your effect without betraying how you’re doing it.

Fifth: ‘Sorry, I wasn’t listening’

In stories by novice writers, everyone neatly answers questions.

One says something; the other responds. It is much more exciting when they talk past each other.

They both have their own story to tell. Oh yes, and later in the conversation, one of them would like to come back to an earlier comment.

Because you can learn a lot from reading novels: who has tips for our readers? Which writer can make beautiful dialogues? Or do you have your own writing Tips for Dialogues? Leave your tips below!

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