Tips for Writing Dialogue - podcast

When you're writing a book, it's easy to make the mistake of writing all your characters to sound like you. Author Bob Martin offers tips for writing dialogue in a novel. He suggests having a strong example in mind, such as an established actor, and imagining how that person or character speaks. Also, don't use dialogue tags, such as "he said brusquely," as a crutch to enhance lackluster dialogue. The dialogue itself should indicate how a character delivers it. Click here to play this audio...
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