"Ugh! My characters all sound the same and writing dialogue feels so forced."
Or perhaps this is you:
My dialogue sounds like a Q&A session
Info dumping and idiot speech feature heavily in my dialogue
I struggle to get background information across to the reader
Lengthy explanations usually end up in the dialogue
I overuse adverbs to explain mood or set the tone
It isn't always clear who is speaking
I am using 'he said' 'she said' way too often
My dialogue is slowing the action and pace
My characters sound wooden and unnatural
My characters all sound similar
You are not alone in experiencing this...
When we study any of our manuscript appraisal reports we notice a pattern of problems that our writers consistently experience when writing dialogue.
So here's what we created for you...
... a guide to perfecting dialogue based on those issues we saw in our reports.
We detail how to tackle each of these issues - without having to go through the process of a manuscript appraisal first. You can save that for when you think your manuscript is the best it can be and is ready for another pair of eyes!