Huffington Post article on dialogue

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My latest article is up on Huffington Post, on how terrible your dialogue is:

There are ways to deliver exposition in dialogue, and it’s even possible for one person to give what amounts to a prepared speech, but it needs to be treated exactly like that. It can’t just appear in the middle of a conversation. There are very few compound sentences in real dialogue, and it’s unusual for one person to speak more than two or three sentences before the other person is given a chance to reply.

Why Your Dialogue is Terrible

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