Writing: Characters and Dialogue

Characters are one of the most important elements in a story, and dialogue is an effective way of conveying character. This category is for questions relating to characterization and the creation of dialogue.

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Writing: Characters and Dialogue

Who is the antagonist of Wickedpedia?

nobody knows who the antagonist is. no one will know.

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Who is the main character in drama high frenemies?

Main Character, Jayd Jackson is a sassy, smart, and drama filled honor student.

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How do you write a dialogue between two friends who talks about the importance of water?

Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd for one to two hours and just listen to people talking. Then, go home and write down some of the things you heard people saying. That's dialogue.

If you don't know how important water is, you need to do your homework and look up some ways it is important. Make a list of everything you find.

When you need to have your characters talk, just pretend it's you and a friend (or several friends), and have them say something you'd probably say in the same situation. Then imagine what your friends would say in reply, and go back and forth that way. As you become a better writer, your characters themselves will "tell" you what they want to say, because they become like real people to you.

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How do characters in a story help readers better understand the story?

The characters help a reader to understand by their action and their dialogue. Whatever they do and say moves the plot along and shows what's happening.

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Writing: Characters and Dialogue

How do you write a dialogue between two friends about the topic A HOBBY in french language?

Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd for one to two hours and just listen to people talking. Then, go home and write down some of the things you heard people saying. That's dialogue.

You're going to have to translate this into French if that's your homework.

When you need to have your characters talk, just pretend it's you and a friend (or several friends), and have them say something you'd probably say in the same situation. Then imagine what your friends would say in reply, and go back and forth that way. As you become a better writer, your characters themselves will "tell" you what they want to say, because they become like real people to you.

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Who are actors involved in the story?

Characters are actors involved the story.

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What is a character that does not play a sighnificant role in the action of the story?

There are a few characters that do not have a big part in a story. You can have the families and the stand by people.

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How is an artifact used to help the reader gain a better understanding of a character?

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What's a good name for my fundraising Halloween organization it's a walk through Hauntedhouse that takes donations for charity's I am between TheGraveKeeper and TheCrypticEstate which one do you like?

Both of your ideas for names are great. The Cryptic Estate is a just a tad better than The Grave Keeper for your Halloween fundraiser.

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Whats a good name for my fundraising Halloween organization it's a walk through Hauntedhouse that takes donations for charity's I am between TheGraveKeeper and TheCrypticEstate which one do you like?

The Cryptic Estate is a great name for a fundraising Halloween organization. The Grave Keeper is also a great name.

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What's A good name for my fundraising Halloween organization Its a walk through Hauntedhouse that takes donations for charity's I am between TheGraveKeeper and TheCrypticEstate which one you like?

I don't like any of the names yu have chosen, try and think of another.

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Writing: Characters and Dialogue

How do you write a conversation between two brothers discussing about waiting in airport?

Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. In this case, you can actually go to a restaurant! Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd for one to two hours and just listen to people talking. Then, go home and write down some of the things you heard people saying. That's dialogue.

What sorts of things would you say if you were talking about waiting in an airport? What would you complain about? What would you notice about other people in the airport? What about the shops and restaurants there?

When you need to have your characters talk, just pretend it's you and a friend (or several friends), and have them say something you'd probably say in the same situation. Then imagine what your friends would say in reply, and go back and forth that way. As you become a better writer, your characters themselves will "tell" you what they want to say, because they become like real people to you.


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What is character visualization?

Visualization means getting a mental image of something - in this case, a character.

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When was More Stories created?

More Stories was created in 2007.

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How do you write a conversation between two friends about school holiday?

Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd for one to two hours and just listen to people talking. Then, go home and write down some of the things you heard people saying. That's dialogue.

Surely you've had a holiday! What would you talk about if you were talking about your school holiday?

When you need to have your characters talk, just pretend it's you and a friend (or several friends), and have them say something you'd probably say in the same situation. Then imagine what your friends would say in reply, and go back and forth that way. As you become a better writer, your characters themselves will "tell" you what they want to say, because they become like real people to you.

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What is an undeveloped character?

Undeveloped means that the character isn't fully fleshed out on the page. He or she doesn't have all of the characteristics that a real person would have, but is just sketched in. Developed characters have more than just outward appearance - they have thoughts, feelings, goals, problems, and everything else real people have.

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How do you make an indirect description of a character?

Indirect description means showing what the character is like instead of just telling. Here are some examples.

Direct: He was a jolly fat man.

Indirect: His big belly shook like a bowl full of jelly when he laughed, which was often.

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What is a good name for a medical center?

Place names are usually either famous people or landmarks, like Washington Medical Center or Cedar Rapids Medical Center or State Street Medical Center. Use some names from your story and make up a good name for your center.

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What of characters are important in the story?

The question is unclear. Many things about characters are important in a story. If the characters are not believable, the reader won't care about them, and won't read the story.

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How do you write a dialog between two people about your favorite season?

Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd for one to two hours and just listen to people talking. Then, go home and write down some of the things you heard people saying. That's dialogue.

You have to have a favorite season - why is it your favorite? Make a list of all the things you like about that season.


When you need to have your characters talk, just pretend it's you and a friend (or several friends), and have them say something you'd probably say in the same situation. Then imagine what your friends would say in reply, and go back and forth that way. As you become a better writer, your characters themselves will "tell" you what they want to say, because they become like real people to you.

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Does a story have to have an antagonist or a protagonist?

If you want a good story, you must have at least one main character (protagonist) and something or someone who gets in the way of that character reaching their goal (antagonist).

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How do you write a dialogue between two friends about traveling?

Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd for one to two hours and just listen to people talking. Then, go home and write down some of the things you heard people saying. That's dialogue.

Surely you've traveled somewhere! Just write what you think you'd say to a friend about traveling.

When you need to have your characters talk, just pretend it's you and a friend (or several friends), and have them say something you'd probably say in the same situation. Then imagine what your friends would say in reply, and go back and forth that way. As you become a better writer, your characters themselves will "tell" you what they want to say, because they become like real people to you.

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How do you write a conversation between two friends discussing the discrimination shown between boys and girls?

Writing dialogue is not as hard as you're letting it seem. You have dialogue all the time -- it's called talking. If you honestly cannot think of what your characters are going to say to one another, you need to go take a break and go somewhere out in public. Sit somewhere in the middle of a crowd for one to two hours and just listen to people talking. Then, go home and write down some of the things you heard people saying. That's dialogue.

Here's where you might need to do a little research though - you need to know some facts about discrimination. Make a list of all the ways you can think of that this occurs.

When you need to have your characters talk, just pretend it's you and a friend (or several friends), and have them say something you'd probably say in the same situation. Then imagine what your friends would say in reply, and go back and forth that way. As you become a better writer, your characters themselves will "tell" you what they want to say, because they become like real people to you.

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What kind of technique does an author use to show a characters traits through that characters dialogue?

When you show character traits or development instead of just telling, it's indirect characterization.
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How do you make a good name for an airport?

Manmade places are usually named for famous people or for landmarks, like John F. Kennedy airport or Dulles International airport. Pick either a famous person or a good local landmark and name your airport after one of those.

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