Archive | Dialogue writing

Dialogue words - Other words for said | Now Novel

Dialogue words: Other words for ‘said’

Writing effective, compelling dialogue has multiple elements. It’s not only what characters say but how they say it that matters. Or how you show who’s speaking. ‘He said’ and ‘she said’ can dull and grow boring if overused. Read (more…)

Continue Reading
realistic dialogue - missteps to avoid | Now Novel

Realistic dialogue: 5 missteps to avoid

Realistic dialogue doesn’t necessarily mimic everyday speech. There’s a lot of real-world filler we remove when writing dialogue (e.g. pleasantries, ‘Fine thanks and you?’) Yet for dialogue to feel real, it’s important to avoid missteps that make dialogue ring hollow: (more…)

Continue Reading
5 types of dialogue | Now Novel

5 types of dialogue your novel needs

Dialogue is a key part of any character-driven novel. What characters say and how/why/when/where they say it is revealing. Read 5 types of dialogue your novel needs, and illustrative examples from books: (more…)

Continue Reading
Dialogue rules for writing fantastic conversations

7 dialogue rules for writing fantastic conversations

Dialogue rules aren’t set in stone but help us create believable characters who have distinct, memorable voices. The best dialogue gives insights into characters and their motivations. Getting dialogue punctuation right is important, as is keeping dialogue entertaining. Here are 7 dialogue rules for writing conversations worthy of eavesdropping: (more…)

Continue Reading

Pin It on Pinterest