073: Authentic Kid Voices

Authentic Kid Voice

Creating Quality Dialogue

October 20, 2017

 

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CREATING QUALITY DIALOGUE

A while ago on the Institute's Facebook page, someone was asking about dialogue, which made me think again about this important writing tool. Readers love dialogue because it makes a scene and a character come to life. Dialogue puts us into a specific moment within a story and that's a powerful thing for readers. But many writers struggle with dialogue and with making it feel lively, purposeful, and real. So what should you do first in the pursuit of good dialogue?

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Sandra Scott
October 24, 2017

Thank you so much Katie for these insights to writing dialogue. I feel much better about the task now. Having them do something while they talk is the way we have conversations all the time! It makes sense.

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