Using Dialogue to Move the Story.

Dialogue between characters in your novel is very important.

It helps give us a picture of their personalities and it helps us to add more words to our final word count. Dialogue is another name for talking, so when a writer says I am writing ‘dialogue’ he/she means they’re writing people chatting.

But you must remember that dialogue can be boring if it doesn’t help move the story along. It is advisable to NOT bore the person reading you book. I really can’t stress that enough. Be interesting!

Writing dialogue is super easy, you just think of what your character would say and then write it.

Below is an example of dialogue that is exciting and keeps the story moving forward!

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Exciting dialogue!!!

 

 

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Building Tension in Your Plot

It is vitally important that you build tension in your novel, otherwise people will simply get bored AND PEOPLE MUST NEVER GET BORED!

Make sure that your plot has tension like the example below;

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An excerpt of some tense stuff in a novel

 

Yep, THAT is pretty tense.

Keep it tense everyone!

‘Dialogue’

Do you know what ‘dialogue’ is? No? No problem. I will tell you (even though you could go and look it up somewhere like a dictionary or some shit like that).

‘Dialogue’ is when one or more people say things out loud.

 

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dialogue

 

You will use ‘dialogue’ a lot in your novel (if it involves humans talking), so it is good to understand it better.

In real life people are always using ‘dialogue’ such as, “Go on without me, I’m not going to make it”, “I’ve lost my cheese” and “What are you doing with your life? You just sit in your room pretending you’re some kind of writer but you’re just a loser that watches too much porn!” Some ‘dialogue’ can be invented by using your imagination or, like one of the examples above, some of it can be from words that you have heard people say.

Below is an example of ‘dialogue’

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So, now that you know what ‘dialogue’ is you can write some.