Morning After- Dialogue

Here are the 5 things to remember about dialogue.  This is from my playwriting teacher, but I think it applies to all writing.

  1. People lie.
  2. People don’t listen.
  3. People aren’t identical.
  4. People don’t exposit
  5. People say the dumbest things

3 thoughts on “Morning After- Dialogue

  1. Here’s expositional dialogue:

    “Hi Mark, my friend from New York who flew three tousand miles to be here tonight.”

    mark knows who he is and how he got there; the speakers know too, so this dialogue is forced– they are only saying it to inform the reader.

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