Category Archives: Dialogue

Communication Breakdown

Ironically, it’s often in the ways conversation breaks down that you can best lend verisimilitude to your dialog… This is the teaser for today’s post, contributed by David Corbett, who’s here to talk about dialogue. It’s an essential part of … Continue reading

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Dontcha Know How Ter Write Dialects, Y’all?

Dialects and accents in fiction are a particular source of contention for me. One of the characters in my historical fiction is a Native American girl who speaks English as a second language. Critique partners and my own ears have … Continue reading

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Talk Amongst Yourselves: Realistic Dialogue

Saturday was Date Night (woohoo!) and while we were out, I realized a few things. First, I recognized that while going out to eat pre-baby was merely fun, it’s now necessary to my sanity. Secondly, as nice as it was … Continue reading

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