How to Write Great Conversations

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If you are like me, you may have stumbled into your gift of writing. I wrote research papers and essays in college. I never dove into the art of creative writing.
Dialogue is conversations between characters. This can be difficult to write if you don't know what you are doing. I learned from my first book, Unlikely Love, without proper formatting for dialogues the conversation is confusing to readers.  As authors, we never want to confuse our readers. Our message must be clear and concise.  As authors, we are only as relevant as our fan base wants to read our books.

Since investing in school is not an option for me right now, I read articles to help me improve my writing skills. Sites like Writer's Digest are a great place to learn more about the art and business of writing.  

Robert Lee Brewer of Writer's Digest gives Five Tips for Editing Dialogue. He suggests reading the dialogue out loud to make sure it sounds natural. When the words come across stale,he calls this Wooden Dialogue. Wooden Dialogue can be repetitive and make it difficult to read for your audience.


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