Any decent work of fiction needs dialogue. It helps propel a plot forward, allows your characters to interact and grow with each other as well as themselves, and can also assist in building the world your story creates.
Now I know there are some of us who dread writing dialogue - you’d much rather elaborate on the scene before your characters than having to actually make them interact with each other. Surprising as it may be, I actually prefer dialogue than describing a scene, and that is why this is going to be a conversation about dialogue rather than a world-building exercise!
Okay- so let’s start with an easy question.
What is Dialogue?
Dialogue, in its simplest form, is a conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or movie.
Seeing as we’re all here writing stories, we’ll use ‘book’ in this instance.