How to Let Your Characters Tell Their Story

dialogue“How to Let Your Characters Tell Their Story” by Anthony Ehlers | 26th September, 2013 | Writers Write.

Dialogue (dy- ã- log) noun: words spoken by characters in a novel, play or screenplay. Dialogue is what story people say. Though it must sound as natural as people talking in real life, every word must be filtered to suit a character, the plot and other elements of your story.

One of the main functions of dialogue is to show conflict between two characters.

It should also be used to show a character’s emotions.

It is also a great tool for rounding out a character, making him more vivid and believable in the reader’s mind. Through the idiosyncrasies of his speech, we learn more about his true character.

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