Dialogue can make or break your flash fiction or short story. Here are a few tips on writing great dialogue.
I’ve read short stories that had no dialogue in them. We all have. Some of the stories were pretty good. I’ve even written a few flash fiction stories with no dialogue in them. But I don’t like reading flash fiction or short stories that have no dialogue.
For one thing, dialogue helps to break up all that solid writing. The writing is simply more appealing and easier on the eye when it contains dialogue.
For another thing, dialogue is a great way to show character and to move the story forward. In real life we judge people by what they say and how they say it.
Readers judge characters by what they say and how they say it.
So, when writing dialogue, a writer should keep these things in mind.
You will find great examples of good dialogue in My Ebook for Serious Writers.