For our May “Learn to Write by Reading” challenge, we invited you to examine books that had great dialogue. Now, apply what you learned to your own manuscript.
Dialogue is a chance for characters to reveal themselves in their own words. Good dialogue often says more about the character speaking than the characters or events being discussed. Go back and re-read a dialogue scene from the book you read for this month’s challenge. Practice identifying ways the author used dialogue for characterization. Pick one technique to apply to a scene in your own story.