April 25, 2008, Newsletter Issue #159: Dialogue--Tread Lightly

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Dialogue must be carefully written, paced, and chosen. Speech in fiction is NOT the same as speech in real life. Dialogue should only be used when narrative summary won´t suffice. It exists to give flavor to a character´s speech and to illuminate his or her motivations--try to avoid using it to simply convey information.

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