Posted on 09/08/2020 at 11:18 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We’ve all been at a loss for words (some of us more often than others).

How about your characters? Do they seem to freeze in front of the figurative microphone?

Mystery author Zara Altair addresses the issue of uninspired dialogue in her latest blog post.

She recommends that writers think of dialogue as being like action, in that the goal is to move the story forward and that characters will bring their own motivations and emotions into what they say.

For a deeper dive into writing strong and realistic dialogue, head to Altair’s Write Time blog.

Categories: Behind the scenes

Comments
Thank you so much for sharing the article. I believe that thinking of dialogue as action really does help writers get out of dialogue-freeze mode.
Zara Altair | 09/09/2020 at 12:18 PM
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