Link post + thoughts about dialogue
This post is serving two functions: first, for my co-conspirators, the participants in the Bloggers’ Library-Loving Challenge. When you’ve posted your challenge message, leave the link here. I will compile these and include all the links in my challenge message on 3/26. If you are participating by hosting a challenge, please leave your link in a comment below, and thank you!
Second, I've been thinking about dialogue, thanks to Author2Author. My favorite idea about dialogue this week is the notion of layers: the characters are saying words on the surface, but those words impart more than literal information. There's some conflict underneath that doesn't have to be explicit and literal in the characters' words, but rather evolves more subtly through the speakers' interaction. What the characters want from one another isn't necessarily what they say they want. Anyway, I've quite enjoyed chewing on this idea and thinking of how to apply it!
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