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The easiest way to write wretched dialog is to use dialog for the wrong things by David Farland

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The easiest way to write wretched dialog is to use dialog for the wrong things by David Farland

“Recently I read a couple of stories where it felt as if the author was struggling to come up with bad dialog. So I thought I should give a few tips on how to do it properly.

The easiest way to write wretched dialog is to use dialog for the wrong things. In other words, when a scene calls for description, characterization, narration, internal thoughts, transitions, or other things—simply do it all with dialog…”

Author: SBolithoe

Librarian, author, blogger, presenter, history buff and animal lover.

One thought on “The easiest way to write wretched dialog is to use dialog for the wrong things by David Farland

  1. Points well taken (and much needed, if my experience of reading a lot of self-published books is any indication).

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