8 Quick Tips for Writing Dialogue1) Dialogue in fiction is nothing like how people talk in real life. It’s fine to use “as heard in real-life” phrasing, but real-life dialogue is often meaningless. Ideally, every word of dialogue in fiction should serve a purpose and progress the plot or character development. If it has more than one meaning (subtext), all the better.8 Quick Tips for Writing Dialogue by illuminara
2) Start the conversation late and exit early. No one wants to read small talk, hellos, or goodbyes unless they add meaning to the story … which is almost never.
3) No info dumping in dialogue, please. Only put quotation marks around what you can actually envision the character saying in that particular scene. What you want your readers to know has nothing to do with what a character actually says. After all, that’s why stories have narration.
4) Be unexpected and don’t fill dialogue with cliches. If readers can predict what the next charac
So, after eons of occasionally lurking on this site and being frustrated by not being able to leave guest comments, I have finally decided to make my own profile.
Mostly because I recently started learning to crochet and aphid777's patterns were great fun, though perhaps a bit too advanced to start with. But I guess it would be a trial and error thing no matter which patterns I used when I was still figuring out how crochetting worked.
I'm not sure what I'll be uploading to this site as I am not a great artist when it comes to drawing or painting. My attempts at amigurumi are (hopefully) improving so those will make their way into my gallery!
And my writing... well, I mostly write fanfiction and post on FF.net and recently AO3 too. Some of it may find it's way here, but probably only the smallest and least embarrassing stories.
Also, I'm doing the stamp thing. Mostly because they are shiny: