Turn it out

Think about releasing the dialogue by allowing your character to clarify; backtracking a little over what they have just said. Think also about repetition, interruption, changing the subject and echoing. Then listen to how dialogue is refracted by the physical world. Cars honking. Animals braying. Plates breaking.  All these sounds get in the way and [...]

Writing Dialogue

Avoid people talking in a vacuum! It must be perfectly clear where your characters are and what they are doing while they are talking. Give the reader a chance to breathe and keep his interest alive by removing the obvious answers. Create thrills between the lines. Just as in real life conversations, allow your characters [...]