Turns out great dialogue contain beats.
Sunday’s are when I catch up on my reading. Blog posts I’ve missed or tagged to read are saved for a slow Sunday afternoon. There are so many great bloggers/writers it’s hard to keep up, but I do try.
I’ve been working on dialogue in my WIP, so you can imagine my excitement when I came across not one but two posts by Dan Alatorre on how to make that dialogue great.
Like Dan, I like to bang out the dialogue fast and get the gist down before I lose the flow. Works more times than not.
What I learned from Dan today…
- Write like people talk. In my family, the women drive the men crazy talking over each other, no such thing as one-at-a-time.
- Don’t forget the beats. Yes, a dialogue needs beats.
- A trick to adding those beats, jot down a list of actions…
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