|D is for DIALOGUE|
Each post for the A to Z Challenge is the challenge I set for myself.
|Dialogue: because what people say,|
and how they say it, is revealing.
D is for Dialogue because it reveals everything about your character as long as it is realistic, and not loaded down with plot information.
HAL LONGLEAT AND THE TROUBLE WITH TRUTH
“I see you’re keeping out of the way.”
“Edith!” he said, quickly. He darted a look around. He hadn’t heard her arriving over the noise in the courtyard. “I don’t want to watch.”
She smiled. “Delicious food and a warm bed instead of leftovers and straw in the stable - give me worries like that.”
“All I know is how to work with horses.”
“Sure. And, that will come in handy.”
“Maybe.” Hal gripped his sore thumb inside his fist.
Could YOU have been gifted with the ability to identify and eliminate weak and brittle phrases from your work? To the uninitiated, these interlopers look like quality imagery.
CLICHÉ RAIDERS: REWRITE!
• deadly accurate
• dead of night, in the
• dead to the world
• deafening silence
• deaf to entreaties
• death’s door, at
• death warmed up, like
• dicing with death
• drop of a hat, at the
• dry as a bone
FOR D, I CHOSE DIALOGUE. WHAT IS THE SUBJECT OF YOUR D POST?