Dialogue, dialogue, dialogue.
Other then action and “love” scenes, many writers struggle with dialogue scenes.
What better way to learn how to write better dialogue scenes then to study actual awkward conversations from real life?
Therefore, today I want to share with you a video that I recorded from a news station this morning.
Pay attention to the male host, his body language and facial expressions throughout the video.
I kept asking myself, “Are they married?” 😉
The words aren’t as important (in this context) as the subtext exposed through action and reaction.
Notice how his reactions (and sometimes complete nonreactions) change the conversation, sometimes making it funny and other times making it just plain awkward.
Either way, the dialogue is much more interesting and compelling to the viewer.
Here’s the video (opens in Instagram).
What can this teach you about dialouge?
What can you apply to your story?