What are your top tips for dialogue?

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Writing is a craft that we never completely master. There is always more to learn, more to understand, and more to say. This is especially true when it comes to dialogue.

The breadth of technical and artistic skills needed can be a steep curve for new writers. That was part of why I compiled a list great articles on the subject of writing dialogue. You can read the list on my personal blog – 5 must-read articles for dialogue writers

Self-promotion aside, what I’d like to do now is to throw open the doors and invite everyone else to have a say.

Using the comments form, tell us what your top tips are for dialogue writers or our forum.