Bell on why good dialogue matters

by on 12/08/10 at 7:00 am

Bloated, clunky, dull dialogue is a five-alarm warning to the reviewer that you can’t write salable fiction.

Crisp, crackling dialogue, differentiated among the characters (so they don’t all sound the same) instills a feeling of confidence in the reviewer.–James Scott Bell, The Art of War for the Writer


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