Video Transcription: Dialogue is one of the most exciting and fun bits to write in any story, not only because it gives us the opportunity to hear our characters speak, but also because it’s one of the prime breeding grounds for conflict. The trick to good dialogue is that sometimes elusive balance between realism and economy. One of the most important no-nos of writing dialogue combines the essence of both these goals into a rule that should be obvious but often isn’t: Don’t let your character be a windbag.
Story by K.M. Weiland