I love writing dialogue.
Nothing makes me happier than sitting down to write a scene between two or more characters.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I understand how frustrating dialogue can be when you’re writing a historical novel and trying to get everyone’s eighteenth century accent down. This is why I typically stick to writing novels set in the present day.
Would I like to write a historical novel one day? Yes. Do I have the patience for it? Not at this point in my life, no.
Not to brag, but I have an ear for dialogue. The tempo, the cadence, the slang…dialogue is probably one of the things I do best.
When characters are conversing, the words just flow from me.
Then I hit a wall when it comes to description.
Mainly because I can see the people and setting in my head, and trying to describe where they are and what they’re doing never comes out the way I want it to.
If I hit pages and pages of description in a book I’m reading, I find myself starting to skim ahead to the dialogue.
There’s nothing better than human interaction.
Do you love or hate writing dialogue?