Writers burn up tons of creative fuel developing story lines and creating range of invention with evocative sentences. Maybe that is what writing should be all about. However fiction writers have an additional responsibility. Fiction writers are required to pen effective dialogue. All fiction stories, be they novellas, novels or story teller articles, have dialogue. Many great writers find dialogue to be a gigantic problem for them. This can be a very real stumbling block. The writer is thrust into a situation where writing must mirror the way people actually talk. That is easier said than done, and often creates an enormous problem for writers that find it hard to make such an adjustment.
Over a period of time you will begin to see that personalities are diverse, and they must have different phrase usage and diction. These clear observations will be included in the dialogue you choose to write. When it comes to dialogue, grammar has a way of being thrown out the window. The best grammar cannot always be used. People just do not speak to each other that way, and good dialogue should always mirror real life interaction. Strong writers know how to use dialogue as an extension of the story line, as a way forward with character development, and as a way of adding real life level drama to a work of fiction. Dialogue is mission critical in describing the dynamics of relationships between characters, and getting the juicy story told.
As far as being creative with your fictional topic, it is quite important to be as original as possible. Yet there is always a type of cross pollination that exists in all art forms. All creative people need and receive inspiration from other artists that they have something in common with. When reading the works of others, there is no need to take directly from them. It’s quite fair to analyse the way in which the other author structures things, and develops the story line, and dialogue, but there is no need for theft. You are creative. You will create, and you will study others, but only in an effort to learn.
When it comes to advise on writing creative fiction, and how to become great at using dialogue, ebooks on the subject are always in great supply. It’s amazing how many awesome writers have taken time out to draft an ebook to help other writers improve their art and craft. I see ebooks as being one of the most unselfish ways of sharing information with some one that has the same needs or desires in common with the author. I cannot stress enough how important it is to rely on more than just internet posts. Get an ebook or two on the subject of creative writing. Check for books that may be entirely devoted to the art of producing great dialogue. They are only a few dollars in cost, and many of these ebooks can lead you to other great resources that you may find of value. Do not be shy regarding ebooks. Hit as many websites for inspiration as possible, but target some ebooks as well.