Originally Posted by HarryT
I disagree with the advice you've been given. Dialogue should be realistic, or else it will sound artificial. Just imagine the conversation that you want to take place, and write it down verbatim.
BTW - one of my pet hates
. There's no such word as "alot". It's "a lot" - two separate words.
ah crap....I've been trying to avoid the world "alot" lately, I know it's not a word, it just seems like that LOL.
And I agree, it should be realistic...maybe he was talking that the dialogue wasn't moving the story forward? I don't know...I went over what I had many many times since then...and can't find something. And if it's always a battle, then my story is out the window