Great tips on using dialogue effectively.
- Vary the length of dialogue lines. Don’t have characters speak in long, complicated sentences unless you want to create a boring story person.
- Intersperse dialogue with action: Mary threw open the bedroom door. “She’s gone!”
- Interject interior thoughts: Mary knew John would be angry if Sam appeared at the door. She tried to act nonchalant but she had to figure a way to get him to leave as soon a possible. “I had a great time. Call me.”
- Insert some setting description: Mary realized she had overdressed for the dinner date. High heels…
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