‘How Not to Write Dialogue’ (2014)

Boy, there’s nothing that gut-shoots a novel like bad dialogue! I am sorry to say you find more of it in fantasy than in any other genre. For every “What’s it to ya?” tossed up by detective stories, fantasy can counter with a double dose of “I prithee, sweet prince, hast thou a big deal goin’ down?”

https://leeduigon.com/2014/10/03/how-not-to-write-dialogue/

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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