How to Write Great Dialogue for Short Stories

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“Dialogue is more like a movie than it is like real life, since it should be more dramatic.” — Anne Lamott

The Rules for Good Dialogue

“Dialogue is the way to nail character, so you have to work on getting the voice right.” — Anne Lamott

Characters influence dialogue

Let’s Get Technical — Style Rules

“Good dialogue is sharp and lean. Now, in the right hands, dialogue can move things along in a way that will leave you breathless.” — Anne Lamott

Read your dialogue out loud

Use the correct interpunction

The use of adverbs

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