Delicious Dialog #Wednesday Words #Excerpt – My Corner #Tips #Writing #WordPressWednesday

Delicious Dialog #Wednesday Words #Excerpt – My Corner #Tips #Writing #WordPressWednesday

I’ve always enjoyed writing dialog, even when I wrote stories as a kid. To me, it’s the most effective way of making my characters come alive. But there have been times when I’ve used narrative, then realized it would be better to show my readers, through dialog, instead of telling them.

Take, for example, the following passage from The Red Dress. In my original draft, I wrote a paragraph or two, explaining how my main character, Eve, and her husband, Greg, developed a policy with their children that everyone do their own laundry and help with housework instead of Eve doing it all herself. While editing, I decided instead to insert a dinner scene during which the policy is discussed and the children react. If, after reading this, you want to know who Virginia, Charlene and Brenda are and the children’s ages, you’d better read the whole book.


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  1. Thank you, Patty, for re-blogging. I hope you have a great day filled with delicious dialog.

    1. Hi Abbie, you’re very welcome.

      This post has moved your book up considerably on my ever growing TBR pile.

      Patty L. Fletcher

      Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant


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      Food For Thought

      We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

      -John-Roger, DSS

      Source: New Day Herald website

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