Dialogue for Dummies

I love discussions on Dialogue…It needs to read well and be believable…at least that’s my opinion.

Project Nevermor

I wrote a piece like this a while ago – a few years ago – but I lost it in between computers somehow. So, this is a rewrite of what I did before. It’s Dialogue for Dummies, where I’m going to show some of the finer points of writing dialogue.  This is not meant to imply that you’re dummies if you are uncertain about writing dialogue; I just call it that cause it has a nice ring to it. :p

I’m going to use a section I wrote for Nevermor to illustrate what I’m doing, so you can also consider this a very brief excerpt.

One of my biggest pet peeves in reading has always been dialogue. Maybe I’m not as anal about it as I used to be, but it really used to irk me when I would see dialogue that looked like this:

“I just wondered if you…

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