Bornin Lawrenceville, Illinois, The United States
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David Wong answered Dan's question:
Having read JDatE, I have to ask: does the dialog come naturally, or do you have to think about "how would this guy talk to that guy?" I find when I write, I can produce some "natural" dialog, but I always seem to question my decisions, then rework or rephrase, and I rarely get a natural, "organic" flow. A lot of my conversations feel contrived. Just looking for some pointers from a success. Please and thank you.
There are a few tricks I used that will become obvious once you know about them, but one thing that separates real talking from fictional dialogue is that the former is messy - people interrupt, they don't answer the question, they evade, they don't See Full Answer
“Son, the greatest trick the Devil pulled was convincing the world there was only one of him.”
“Scientists talk about dark matter, the invisible, mysterious substance that occupies the space between stars. Dark matter makes up 99.99 percent of the universe, and they don't know what it is. Well I do. It's apathy. That's the truth of it; pile together everything we know and care about in the universe and it will still be nothing more than a tiny speck in the middle of a vast black ocean of Who Gives a Fuck.”
“And watch out for Molly. See if she does anything unusual. There’s something I don’t trust about the way she exploded and then came back from the dead like that.”
For November, we are looking at Funny books and the Bizarro-Fiction genre. They should all provide a few lols ▬ in the literal sense ▬ which is a good change-up from October's Horror/Suspense genre.
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