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Writing dialogue

Lillyflower 999
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Joined: September 29th, 2016, 7:59 pm

May 1st, 2018, 6:35 pm #1

Since I be writing my story soon. I want to look into writing dialogue for characters, especially DW.

I would mind advice to how to start, when writing my stories.



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PoetPersonnage
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Joined: May 19th, 2018, 3:09 am

June 10th, 2018, 3:26 pm #2

The general important part of writing a dialogue that it has to be clear on who's talking with who and that the dialogue contributes to the current scene you're writing or the story as a whole.

Try to avoid using dialogue as a filler. Instead use it to introduce something new or plot important to the story and add some action in between to keep the writing interesting to be read.

The word said is your friend. Don't be afraid to use it as it's an 'invisible' word so to say to tag who's talking at the moment. You can use synonyms of said or use other words like shouted, whispered etc. as long as it's appropriate.

Hope this helps. ;)


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Lillyflower 999
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September 17th, 2018, 6:15 am #3

Thank You! But I'm worrying about making it weird or awkward.



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