Writing tip #5

Making your dialogue sound natural is always a problem.  Read it aloud to yourself, or even better get someone to read it aloud to you.  You soon hear what works and what doesn’t.

It is also important to avoid having your characters talk about things that have happened in the book.  Dialogue should drive the plot forward not rehash what we have already read.   Remember that all dialogue has to work in helping keep the pace, explore character and reveal important information.