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The best explanation of dialogue I’ve heard, and I’m paraphrasing here, is that dialogue is an extension of action (Howard Lawson, Theory and Technique of Playwriting). What Lawson is driving at is that speech in fiction, for it to be effective, intensifies character action, motivation, and emotion.
With that being said, most people will agree with the idea that stories are driven by characters and conflict. If this is true, and dialogue is in fact an extension of action, then we can begin to see how vital it is to our stories. In essence, dialogue bolsters vital aspects of the story because it enhances character and conflict at the same time. It’s a two-fer!
Writing good dialogue doesn’t usually just happen. For many writers, it takes time and practice. More seasoned writers will begin to look at every exchange of dialogue as a glorious opportunity. It’s not just…
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