Dialogue Dialogues

This Menu is for examples and discussion about writing “modern” dialogue. How, and when to break the “rules,” techniques and suggestions for group dialogue, dynamic situation based dialogue, dialogue tags and the dreaded “said” rule. The examples are not up here as any sort of “here’s how,” but as dialogue conversation starters. Anyone can contribute. Manners apply. Suggestions by and for all are open.

My feeling is dialogue drives characters and scenes and interactions. You may feel differently. I would like to see/read what anyone else is doing to get past the sticking points of writing realistic, character driven dialogue. Post a comment or reference your page if you have examples to share. Like I said, what’s posted here are personal workarounds and broken rules.

For the sake of context, complete scene examples may be used. Be polite.

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Phil Huston

https://philh52.wordpress.com/

2 thoughts on “Dialogue Dialogues”

    1. Go to one of the two examples, or if I need to open a blank page just for comments, let me know. Post something problematic in the comments, or what drives you craziest about dialogue and see what comes back. The two examples are up there for people to dissect as well. I’m no expert and I can’t seem to find much but rules and best practices, so my suggestion is we help each other. Thanks!

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