You will find lots of dialogue in the category Flash Fiction Stories by Guy Hogan in the sidebar of the Gazette. Why do my characters talk so much?
One reason is because in the situation that I put them in I want to know what they will say. I want to know what they will say just like the reader wants to know what they will say. I become a reader, too. The good news is dialogue is entertainment. Dialogue is drama. Dialogue is theater.
Whether we like to admit it or not we all make swift judgements of people by the way they talk. So, as a writer, instead of me telling the reader what kind of person a character is I just let that character talk.
And the reader does the rest.
The Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette is open to submissions from 200-2,000 words. Writers should read the guidelines before submitting.
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