Category Archives: Dialogue

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5 Ways You’re Writing Your Dialogue Wrong

Good dialogue will punch you in the chest.

It will swing like a fist out of the dark, and when it hits it will make your heart stop.

But when writing dialogue, most writers miss. Even professionals make some major mistakes (I’ll show you a few examples in a minute).

There are five things you need to stop doing when you write dialogue…

Fix these, and you will write dialogue that will smack your readers right in the emotions:

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Hemingway’s 7 Tricks to Immersive Dialogue

I missed out.

I never read Hemingway when I was young. I’m glad I fixed that, because I was missing out.

In Hemingway’s Hills Like White Elephants, you quickly become acquainted with his powerful use of subtext and rapid characterization.

In For Whom the Bell Tolls, you can watch the writer peel away the layers of his characters, and his world.

I picked up 7 powerful lessons on writing more immersive dialogue from Hemingway’s 20th Century masterpieces.

Let me show you what I’m talking about:

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