Dialogue

WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT DIALOGUE?

Welcome to our cosy, monthly blog chat where writing guru Sydney Smith, best-selling author Jennifer Scoullar, and little old I address all things writerly. This month, we look at DIALOGUE.

SYDNEY

Dialogue is the most dramatic expression of conflict in narrative. It isn’t simply an exchange of information. Each speaker must have an agenda, and that should emerge in the course of the dialogue sequence. Preferably, it emerges at once, or nearly so.

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