Tweet of the Day: The #1 Factor to Consider When Choosing a PoV Character
Back pain has slowed down my NaNoing but I’m still at it. I have discovered an interesting trend, my characters can’t shut the hell up! Every scene is talk, talk, talk and talk some more. I mean like dialogue, I think it is one of my (few) fortes but still.
So I ask you gentle reader(s), how much dialogue is too much?
There are never simple answers to these sorta questions. There are plenty of excellent dialogue heavy novels, and plenty of bad ones, too.
i would say it’s not the amount of dialogue, but the way it is presented. Are these just talking heads? Or are these characters in a grounded, realized setting?
Is the dialogue pushing the plot forward in some way? And/or revealing bits of the character?
I believe they do. Only time will tell.