April 26, 2016 by tahenryauthoress
Na na na na na na na I wanna start a fight – Pink
Think about your dialogue as an action scene. It’s a verbal fight, a verbal spar. Everyone wants something. Each character has an agenda.
People don’t respond perfectly or even appropriately to what is said.
People don’t speak in complete sentences.
Your characters pattern of speech says something about them. Use dialect as a subtly applied flavor, not as a sauce.
Sometimes saying nothing is the most powerful answer.
-Purpose Driven Dialog Panel