Posted on 08/23/2021 at 11:12 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author Jenn McKinlay’s advice on crafting effective dialogue is already quite digestible, at five bullet points.

But if we were to condense it even further, we’d just say: listen.

Listen to other people’s conversations (seriously, McKinlay encourages eavesdropping!), listen to your self-talk, and listen to the dialogue in audio versions of others’ novels.

See why she makes these and other recommendations for writing authentic dialogue in Writer’s Digest.

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