Using dialogue

Speech is a powerful tool. It is the way we express ourselves, our likes, dislikes and opinions. In books, dialogue has many uses. It: Brings the characters alive. Notice how everyone expresses themselves in different ways, uses different tones of voice, different sentence construction, chooses different words to say similar things. Think how dialogue individualises … Continue reading Using dialogue

Adding conflict to your story

Conflict is vital to your story. Your character needs to have some conflict/problem to resolve. Conflict is what holds your reader’s interest and keeps them reading. There are three main kinds of conflict: Conflict with other characters. External conflict – conflict with circumstances. Internal conflict – conflict with your own personality.   Conflict with other … Continue reading Adding conflict to your story