KJ (owlmoose) wrote,
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"What use is a book without pictures or conversations?"

I can't do the pictures, so it'll have to be the conversations.

20. What are your favorite character interactions to write?

Dialogue. It's all about the dialogue -- it's my favorite thing to write, and I like to think that I'm reasonably good at it. It almost doesn't matter, beyond that, what the interaction is, as long as the characters are talking to each other and I get to play with voices and nuances and body language. Body language, especially; how people say something is so much more important than the words they use to say it, and while it's hard to convey the totality of body language in a written work, I like to at least try. I think this is part of why my stories end up on the longer side: it takes many more words to write a conversation when I describe where people are situated in space, what they're doing with their hands, how they're interacting with each other physically. I hope that doing so makes the dialogue more meaningful and realistic, even if it does make drabbles and other short-shorts really hard for me to write properly.

30 Days of Writing: Complete list of questions

In others news, I got a ridiculously cute pair of shoes for cheap today, and so my weekend is a success.

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