As you can probably tell, today I am talking about that thing we all shy away from - Dialogue.
What makes excellent dialogue? Well, many things do. First and foremost is the genuine accents and use of words. Let’s explore that first, mkay?
Teenagers speak very differently from most adults. Unless your character is a grown woman who is trying very hard to fit in with a group of youngsters, she probably won’t be using the words ‘dude’ or ‘awesome’ very often. Vernacular is also region specific. If a teen is from California, they will speak very differently than a teen from Louisiana.
Time for examples: