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Share a quote from your characters

Dialogue tells us a lot more about characters than just what they’re saying and the kind of mood they're in. 

The words we put in a character’s mouth give our readers an insight into his/her personality. They help us get to know and understand that person better. If readers like what’s said (and the way it’s said), they’ll feel more connected and therefore more involved in the story as a whole.

Besides, from a personal point of view, making up dialogue is one of things I enjoy most about the writing process.  

With that in mind, I thought it might be fun to share some of the things we have our characters say.

To start us off, here are some one-liners from Snowy, the talking cat in my MG urban fantasy, Fur-Face:

“I don’t beg. I just let them feed me sometimes…when I’m starving…or hungry…or feeling a bit peckish.”

“How would I know how to work a computer? I’m a cat. The only hacking I do is when I need to get rid of a fur-ball.”

“Bill, it’s the middle of the night, I’m a black cat, wearing a pair of sunglasses. How much more camouflaged could I get?” 

Hopefully, if I’ve done my job right, any one of those sentences should show a little of Snowy’s character, even without narrative.  

How about you?  

What have your creations been saying and what does their dialogue say about them?

Care to share?




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tracy_d74
Apr. 17th, 2010 06:17 pm (UTC)
The two characters from The Collector are in Physics class working on a project using balsa wood:

“Your hand is on my stick,” he says with a smirk. He meets my pull with his own tug.

I tug it toward me. “You don’t know what to do with it.”

He gives a strong tug, pulling me toward him, raises his eyebrow and says, “I assure you, I know what to do with it.”





Edited at 2010-04-17 06:18 pm (UTC)
jongibbs
Apr. 17th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
Innuendo and doobal-ontonders, always good :)
tracy_d74
Apr. 18th, 2010 01:30 pm (UTC)
I know, right?
bogwitch64
Apr. 18th, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)
Bow-chikka-bow-wow!
tracy_d74
Apr. 18th, 2010 01:20 pm (UTC)
LOL!
out_totheblack
Apr. 18th, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC)
LOL

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