This is a very good guide to writing dialogue! I appreciate it as both a reader and a writer.
The family I grew up in is a loud, all-talk-at-once kind of a family, with a lot of talkative members. Family gatherings are absolute bedlam–large, loud, full of life and great food, and long on opinions and ideas. We are comprised of musicians, artists, and authors, along with engineers and software developers.
Above all, we are avid gamers of all kinds, from old-school Super Mario, to Grid Autosport, to Final Fantasy X/X-2, to Halo, to Assassin’s Creed, to Dark Souls 2, to Minecraft–and we love to talk, loudly and all at once, about everything we love. Somehow, we all manage to have our say and allow the others have theirs, but it’s like living in a blender at times.
We, and our friends, are loud and passionate and most people love it, but every now and then a visitor can’t handle the hullabaloo. Sometimes, less outgoing girlfriends or boyfriends don’t get it, and the general…
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