Module 17

Learning Dialogue Techniques

Extract:

Dialogue can be used to break up long passages of narrative which otherwise slow things down. Even if your protagonist is alone, she can always say something aloud, either to the world, to an imaginary companion or someone real who doesn’t happen to be present.

If you have several characters in your novel, you will need to consider giving them different modes of speech. People from the same family sometimes have similar speech rhythms, but each should speak in a distinctive voice.

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