Fiction Writing Made Easy

#92: The 5 Functions of Dialogue in Your Story

May 23, 2023 Savannah Gilbo Episode 92
#92: The 5 Functions of Dialogue in Your Story
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Fiction Writing Made Easy
#92: The 5 Functions of Dialogue in Your Story
May 23, 2023 Episode 92
Savannah Gilbo

In today’s episode, we’re going to look at the five functions of dialogue in your story. Here’s a preview of what’s included: 

[03:50] Function #1: Dialogue can help you advance the plot

[05:50] Function #2: Dialogue can help you reveal character

[08:30] Function #3: Dialogue can help you establish context

[12:40] Function #4: Dialogue can help you set the tone and mood

[15:45] Function #5: Dialogue can help you reveal or hint at your theme

[17:40] Key points and episode recap


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Show Notes

In today’s episode, we’re going to look at the five functions of dialogue in your story. Here’s a preview of what’s included: 

[03:50] Function #1: Dialogue can help you advance the plot

[05:50] Function #2: Dialogue can help you reveal character

[08:30] Function #3: Dialogue can help you establish context

[12:40] Function #4: Dialogue can help you set the tone and mood

[15:45] Function #5: Dialogue can help you reveal or hint at your theme

[17:40] Key points and episode recap


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"I love the Fiction Writing Made Easy podcast!" ← If that sounds like you, please consider rating and reviewing this show! Your rating and review will help other writers find this podcast, and they're also super fun for me to go in and read. Just click here, scroll all the way to the bottom, tap five stars to rate the show, and then select "Write a Review." Be sure to let me know what your favorite part of the episode was, too! 

Also, if you haven't done so already, make sure you're following the podcast! I'll be adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the feed, and if you're not following the show, there's a good chance you'll miss them. Click here to follow now!

Interested in becoming a book coach? Author Accelerator has a free quiz you can take that tells you if you're a good fit for a career in book coaching. Click here to take the quiz and to learn more about Author Accelerator's Book Coach Certification program! 

Support the Show.

Looking for a transcript? If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, scroll down below the episode player until you see the transcript.