Posted on 01/25/2021 at 10:29 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Sometimes realistic isn’t the adjective you should strive for in your work.

C.S. Lakin points out — accurately, we think — that real-life dialogue often doesn’t make for thrilling listening.

So what should you focus on when writing dialogue in a novel?

Lakin proposes it as a way of describing and developing a character.

She shares the opening scene from a favorite novel to show how dialogue can reveal a character at her Live Write Thrive blog.

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