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5 Ways to Write Dialogue That Flows

Writing dialogue is one of my favorites parts of the storytelling process. It also happens to be one of the biggest struggles for me. I have a hard time writing dialogue that flows naturally. Oftentimes, it comes off stiff, contrived, and overly formal, like all of my characters suddenly have a Masters Degree in English Literature. While I struggle with formality, other writers may struggle with the mechanics of it …