Dialogue helps writers meet their characters in the deepest way, by how they speak. The writer can open that depth to the reader. Dialogue can include regionalisms, dialect, or turns of phrase that individualize people.
1.) Read beautifully-created passages of people talking
2.) Practice in listening very carefully to people talking
3) Write dialogues to engage two characters.
“Let a conversation tell the story. It’s better to show your characters’ personalities through what they say to one another, rather than describe how they are feeling.” R.L. Stine
Handouts for the ‘Art of Dialogue’ ClassDialogueTF-1