How to Keep your Novel Interesting with Dialogue: Realization

Hey there!

 

So today we’re continuing our dialogue series! Today is Realization.

 

What is realization in a story?

It’s when the character realizes something, figures out something. When something ‘clicks’, ‘falls into place’, or a puzzle piece’s place is found. Often times, a character is thinking about it in their head.

But sometimes, it’s out loud.

Take Harry Potter for example. (Don’t read on to the following examples if you haven’t read the whole series)

(Spoilers start)

In book 2, Harry realized it was Moaning Myrtle while talking with Ron, out loud. And in the last book, when he came back to life, he was saying out loud to Voldemort what he’d realized.

(Spoilers over)

Reading a character talking out loud about their realizations is way more interesting than just them thinking. You can say how they’re doing it, with adjectives and stuff. (Excitedly, slowly, eyes twinkling, gasped, etc.)

Overall, Realization is actually really easy to write. Which is why this post is so short.

I’ve just realized (bad pun, I know πŸ˜‚) that most of my posts on dialogue are short. Maybe that just goes to prove how easy it is? πŸ˜‰

 

 

The Triad of Caosdif

Don’t ask me how to pronounce the above, because I made up the last word by typing random letters. πŸ˜‚ Say it like it looks, I guess.

But anyway, that is the story I’m currently rewriting. (Or have been intending to… I may or may not have gotten only a few sentences done over the past week? *nervous laughter*)

I’m switching the names of all the main characters in this second draft, and so sometimes I still catch myself writing their old ones. Oopsie.

 

 

The Email Opt-In

The readers have spoken, and I have heard! I am currently working on a new email opt-in for you guys to enjoy: a course on how to overcome writer’s block, and writer’s slump. I won’t reveal any more than that, but it should be ready by next Monday. πŸ˜‰

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11 thoughts on “How to Keep your Novel Interesting with Dialogue: Realization

  1. THESE ARE SOME FABULOUS WRITING TIPS!! I 100% it’s so much more interesting to read realization in dialogue. It also adds more drama to a scene. πŸ™‚ I’M SO GOING TO CHECK OUT THE REST OF THIS BLOG SERIES.

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    1. Thank you so much!! Hearing someone say something like this means a lot to me; I’m super happy that it’s helping you out! πŸ˜„

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    1. Awesome! πŸ˜ƒ I’m preparing the sign-up form for it, which you use your email for. It’s a different list, so you’d have to sign up again. πŸ˜›

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  2. OOH, something to help stop writer’s block? SIGN ME UP!
    Also, I never really thought of realization being used as dialogue, so this post taught me something new! As they say… learn something new every day!! (XD that sounded weird)

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    1. Haha I hope that it just lives up to your expectations! πŸ˜›
      Yay! I was worried that because it was so short, nobody would learn anything new. (Of course, would that be such a bad thing? They would already know how! πŸ˜†) No problem, I say weird stuff all the time. πŸ˜‰

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