Dialogue, Ahoy

I love dialogue. I love writing it, I love reading it, I love, love, love it. My favorite romance novels have a hero and heroine that exchange witty, believable banter.

One time when I was in creative writing class we were given the assignment to write a story using only dialogue. No dialogue tags, no description, just one hundred percent dialogue that made sense and formed a story.

I really enjoyed that assignment. It was a challenge, definitely, but dialogue is so much fun.

But, a publishable novel cannot be written on dialogue alone. That’s unfortunate for my current story. I love the way my hero and heroine interact. As I write, I find myself going for pages with almost just dialogue; I then have to go back and add description, emotions, backstory, etc…

It’s kind of frustrating for everything else to feel so forced, but at least something is going right!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s