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Dialogue in a Nutshell

Dialogue. It sounds easy right. You get two or more characters together and you start them talking. Ah, but did you know there are rules to writing dialogue?Of course there are! But, don’t worry, I’ll try to make them easy to understand and follow. So, let’s get started. We all know that dialogue is plain and simple just easier and faster to read than narrative. It keeps the reader interested and moves the story along. That’s your first rule. Dialogue has to move the story along. As Dwight V. Swain says in The Things They Say article, “…ever and always dialogue must
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