April 15th, 2015, 5:36 pm

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Tess and Jack 2 pg 14

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WhimsyInk April 15th, 2015, 5:36 pm

Sorry for the late update again, busy weekend coupled with trouble writing dialogue for this scene haha.

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Oly-RRR April 15th, 2015, 5:44 pm

Dialogue can be hard! I usually tweak it until the last minute too...

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WhimsyInk April 22nd, 2015, 11:50 pm

@Oly-RRR: Oh man, dialogue is one thing I always have a ton of trouble with. Do you have any tips? I'm always tweaking so many things right up to the last minute too haha.

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Oly-RRR April 23rd, 2015, 12:53 am

@WhimsyInk: Well, I don't think I'm good enough to give MY OWN advice but I trust Russell T Davies and he said that 'a dialogue is more like two occasionally corresponding monologues' - people don't listen to each other that much. So I guess we all have to stop trying to make dialogue too clear and too straightforward and too smooth. But that's how I see it...

No idea how to stop tweaking things at the last minute but honestly I don't think it's that bad! The publishing format allows us to work a bit differently that other writers (as in for books and tv and mainstream comics), better embrace it! I mean what's the point of writing a script years ahead and NEVER tweaking it if there is nothing stopping you?

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darkenergy April 24th, 2015, 8:12 am

I rather like how the conversation's laid out here, so it worked out okay!

Dialogue is basically another way of communicating information. The trick is making it look natural without being natural (i.e., all those 'um's and filler words that show up in real conversation). I watch well-written TV for it.

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WhimsyInk April 27th, 2015, 11:18 pm

@Oly-RRR: Awesome! That's some interesting advice, I've never heard it said that way. I'll definitely keep that in mind as I write. Also, yay Russell T. Davies :D

And I totally agree about the tweaking thing. Most of the stories I write change drastically as I start to finish / post them. It is nice to have the ability to edit up to the last minute :D

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WhimsyInk April 27th, 2015, 11:20 pm

@darkenergy: Thank you! I'm glad it worked out :)

Also, thank you for the advice! I suppose that's the hardest thing for me about writing dialogue is making it sound natural without sounding forced. Definitely watching well written TV is good advice, I try to analyze a lot of stuff while I watch for things like that!