Originally Posted by jhempel24
Someone had said it had to be a battle, not how people actually talk.
I don't agree with that at all. Dialogue needs to be natural and organic, and at the same time stripped away with all the unnecessary details that will bore your readers.
Dialogue is a powerful tool, it serves to build character, create tension and drama, change the pacing of your book, and create backstory.
A book that helped me a lot is "The First 5 Pages" by Noah Lukeman. A fantastic read for anyone who's writing.
Good luck, and the best to you! We're all rooting for you.