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How to Write Realistic Dialogue

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Dec 3, 2021 • 6 min read

To tell stories at the highest level, an author must master the art of writing dialogue, so they can connect with readers and create a sense of realism. From small talk to statements of intent, here are some tips for great dialogue in novels, novellas, short stories, films, television shows, and live theater.