“You can’t edit a blank page…”

Jonathan Whitelaw reveals in www.writing.ie how he writes dialogue for his characters and the tricks of the trade he has learned over years of listening, writing, reading aloud, and writing it again and again!

“Dialogue is something that can really bring characters off the page and into the reader’s head. It amazes me when I meet readers who tell me how they imagine my characters actually SOUND to them. Sometimes it’s spot on and other times it’s way off. It doesn’t really matter how they interpret the characters, the fact that the dialogue is doing its job is the important part.”