My Writing Confession…

I have a confession to make.

I suck at writing dialogue.

Why, you might ask?

I don’t know. I have this theory that it’s an overlap from being so shy that I suck at conversation in general. It’s like a person that stutters when they talk, but when they sing, it’s the most beautiful flow of words you’ve ever heard. — When I write, it just flows & it’s amazing…. right up until I hit dialogue, and then that same brick wall that comes up in actual conversations that I have, comes up when I try to make conversations happen in my writing. —

Sometimes I do an okay job at it, others, might as well just scrap what I’m writing and start over for the 100th time, Lol.

So I’m going to try to help myself out a little & make an effort to write a little more dialogue every day to see if I can get to a place where it flows like the rest of my writing. — I actually have a little story titled “Horrible Writing” because it contains a good bit of dialogue & I was so frustrated after writing it that I gave it that lovely title. Lol, I thought it fitting at the time. — A sense of humor can go a long way! 🙂

Now I’m off to write a bunch of dialogue… — Wish me luck!

4 thoughts on “My Writing Confession…

  1. irtfyblog

    I don’t write dialogue very well either. A trick I use is to get a voice recorder and narrate the dialogue, then play it back and write it up the way I hear it.

  2. ferddhie

    Hahaha. Pleased to meet you. I suck at writing dialogues too. I steer away from it in everything I write. When I try it, it sounds so unnatural. Kudos tho for trying to improve on it. Hopefully your progress will inspire people like me

    1. hmthreatte Post author

      Thanks! & I definitely hope I make some progress. — Sometimes I write dialogue & it sounds forced & choppy. Other times I manage pretty decently. — I’m hoping I can get to where it’s decent more than it is awful. Lol.

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