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How I Learned to Write

John Ostrander, writing on ComicMix:

I learned from theater that everything is defined by action and that includes the dialogue. No one ever just talks — they confirm, they deny, they ask, they reject, they explain, they lie, they oppose, they attack, they defend and so on and so on….How characters speak reveals themselves as people, often in ways they don’t expect. It happens in everyday life; that’s why it works in theater or in writing.