I love stories.

I listen to them. I watch them on TV, videos, or movies. I read them.

And I write them.

I’ve written almost every kind of story there is. Mystery, romance, confession, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, horror, and every other kind I can think of and garnered a couple prizes and ‘best-selling’ author designations along the way.

I’ve written short stories, novellas, and novels.

In the process I’ve learned that my favorite stories are science fiction and paranormal. Preferably the two combined.

My stories are always clean, they are always either contemporary or near future, they always have at least a slight romantic element, and they always end happily. Always. Guaaranteed. (Okay, two short stories, ‘The River Boy’ and ‘Down From The Mountain’ have endings that might not be considered completely happy. Maybe just somewhat happy. You decide.)

Check out the covers below and see what you think. And have a happy, happy day.

MOST RECENT: PUBLISHED OR WILL BE PUBLISHED SOON

How do you write realistic dialogue?

How do you write realistic dialogue?

You let your characters speak for themselves. Let them carry on conversations as if you weren’t around to monitor and correct them. That means that sometimes they won’t speak correctly. In fact, it’s more than possible that they’ll seldom speak correctly because few real people do.

When they’ve had their say, then you go over what they said and delete all the extraneous words, and if they talk like most people, there will be a lot of extra words crossed out when you’re done.

When you’ve slimmed down the conversation to the point where eliminating any more words will change the meaning of the exchange, then you’re done.

2 responses to “How do you write realistic dialogue?”

  1. This is very interesting, Thank you for sharing Florence. 🙂

    1. Glad you are interested in what I have to say. I always wonder!

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