Whoops, I’m a little late in posting today. I was a little caught up doing some unnecessary things. But I spent a nice time writing today. Dialogue has always been an aspect of writing that has made me nervous. Am I writing something believable? My main question, when I try to write conversations between characters, is to ask myself whether or not the character would say what I write. So I read it out loud, I try to picture in my head. I imagine the scene. Perhaps the grammar is a little off, or perhaps the writing is too formal.
The next challenge is making sure that the action makes sense with the words being said. Example:
“I can’t believe you said that to me,” he spat.
Yet how can a person speak and spit at the same time? Although the temptation to use words other than “said” is strong, sometimes I do get carried away. So it is important to reread, and edit. To imagine the words with the actions and judge the believability of what you are writing. Although, if your character has two mouths, I don’t see the problem of speaking and spitting at the same time. It all depends.
So at the end of the day, I have successfully reached 54 pages. I have 46 more to write if I hope to meet my goal for the “Round of Words in 80 Days” Challenge. Almost there!