Writing and Other Afflictions

"If it was easy, everyone would do it." –Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own"

How To Write Better Dialogue

Short version: imagine that the dialogue you are writing will be performed by actor friends of yours who want to be interesting to the audience at all times.

Long version: read Ken Levine. His advice is for screenplays but it mostly holds for dialogue too.

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2 responses to “How To Write Better Dialogue

  1. Ryan Campbell August 22, 2011 at 8:15 am

    The part of Tim Susman will be played tonight by Patrick Stewart.

  2. Chris Halvorsen August 30, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    I gotta say Ken made A LOT of sense. I’ve often seen some of those mistakes made in scrtipts that I’ve read. To be truthful, some of those mistakes are often why I turn away from playing some roles.

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