🖋 Writers’ Wisdom ~ What Does Dialogue Reveal?

What Does Dialogue Reveal?

  1. Spoken dialogue shows the person your character wants others to see.
  2. Inner dialogue shows the true person, how the character really feels.

Use this knowledge to your advantage. You can have a hero who sweet talks a heroine, but his inner dialogue reveals his nose should be stretched to the length of a ruler. Inner dialogue gives the reader an edge—an inside look at a character’s true self causes the reader to know she is getting a heads-up from a reliable source. By combining both, and focusing on creating actions and reactions, you can make a scene spark.


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