How to write a good dialogue (part1)

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I bet if you hung around on a random street corner and asked ten different passers-by how to get to the airport, they’d all give you different answers.

Okay, maybe if you’re lucky, they’d suggest similar routes. But they’d all use different words to say it. Even the, “Uh, don’t know,” answers would likely come out differently.

“I’m sorry, I really couldn’t say.”
“No friggin idea.”
“Get a map, man.”

How does each of your characters talk? The answer will depend on:

-Geographic background (a Texan doesn’t speak the same as a Bostonian)

-Educational level

-Age (Like, is your character, like, a total teenager?)

-Personality (Is your character nervous, impulsive, aggressive, flirtatious, shy?)

-Your character’s relationship with the person she’s speaking with. She wouldn’t talk to her boss the same way she speaks to a friend or to her five-year-old son.

-Your character’s attitude to the conversation topic. Does it…

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