Conversation 2

There are a few rules for writing good dialogue. First of all, it must outlined by establishing the general idea and the basic exchanges between the speakers. Do not always use the verbs “said” and “replied”, try to use a variety of expressions: “Paolo shouted” is very different from “Paolo whispered”.  Sometimes the reader can understand and follow the dialogue without such indications, for example when only two people are speaking alternately. Each character should have their own distinct voice: an old African clergyman does not talk the same way as you do. Then add the essential information – the time, the place, what the people are doing and where they are going – and the dialogue will be ready. It’s tough but worth it!

Claudio Visentin

 

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