Dialogue makes up the biggest chunk of your novel. Dialogue gets readers turning pages. And dialogue is what helps your readers fall in love with your characters.
So how do you write tight dialogue? It's a two step process. You write. And then you edit. And the editing, quite frankly, never ends. Bestselling author Jane Porter is usually line editing her dialogue until her editor won't let her touch the manuscript -- or print out -- one more time.
Dialogue basics: dialogue goes hand and hand with pacing. Through dialogue you can convey essential details in an interesting and efficient way.
Used correctly, dialogue A. Progresses the Plot B. Reveals Character C. Shows (Emotional) Context D. Entertains
In the workshop Jane discusses linguistics, the differences between male/female communication styles, and shares 10 craft techniques for using dialogue to make your characters and conflict come alive.