Author Interview with Legendary Writing Part 2

Legendary Writing blog post Part 2

The second part of my author interview with LegendaryWriting on Instagram in which I answer the question: “I’ve read a bit of your book and you’re very good at writing dialogue. What advice would you give to writers who want to write convincing dialogue?”

. – Q: I've read a bit of your book and you're very good at writing dialogue. What advice would you give to writers who want to write convincing dialogue? . – A: The only way to write good dialogue is to be a good listener. Listen to your friends and colleagues. Don’t listen to how people speak in films, because they’re acting. Go and sit in a coffee shop, listen to the tone of voice people speak in, their sentence structure and their accents. Walk the streets, watch people and how they interact, not just with words, but their body language too. Once you’ve done some listening, you then have to get right inside your character’s head. You have to become that person. You have to know their background, what type of school they went to, and if either of those have given them any quirky speaking habits. This character will be speaking to someone else, so you also need to get right inside that person’s head too. Once you’ve done all of that, you need to pair their conversation down to the bare bones, constantly asking yourself how this dialogue progresses the story and what each character wants while speaking. #writer #poetsofinstagram #writing #author #reader #amwriting #book #books #bookstagram #bookworm #reading #realtalk #relatable #truth #goals #poems #inspiration #success #quotestoliveby #quoteoftheday #quotes #wisdom #instagood #instalike #instadaily #motivation #writerscommunity #writersofig #writersofinstagram #writerslife

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