NVDT #62 – To Speak, or Not to Speak   3 comments

Phil is disagreeing with me again. Oh, well. Still worth the read.

Not Very Deep Thoughts

PART OF OPEN LINK BLOG HOP

The Prompt – Do you embrace dialog or narrate your way around it? Why?

Dialogue. Every time. I write dialog first and fill in around it, because it’s better from the characters than us. You can do so much with a little dialog. Dialog is our tone palette. Major, minor, happy, sad. Where rhythm and word choice from characters exposes them in ways narration never could.* Where they are allowed to breathe without tags and adverbs. I would open a forum for nothing but the discussion of dialogue if I could get participation. I dropped my example because of AW’s post, wherein I disagree that narration can fill in where dialog can’t. Even for time collapse, backstory, forward motion. Which was the example. I’d rather read 1,200 words of mostly dialog than “and then he did this, and she did that” and particularly any…

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Posted October 20, 2020 by aurorawatcherak in Uncategorized

3 responses to “NVDT #62 – To Speak, or Not to Speak

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  1. Only minor disagreement, and i could be wrong.

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