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Writing Dialogue in Fiction & Nonfiction: The Complexity, the Art, the Reward

Writing dialogue in fiction and nonfiction is one of the most important elements in writing craft, and for many, it’s also one of the hardest. Its complexity is what makes it so challenging; to be successful, it must move the story forward, deepen character, spark and maintain tension, sound natural but not too natural, and illuminate all that isn’t said.

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