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Writing Realistic Historical Fiction Dialogue: Tips and Techniques

Writing Realistic Dialogue for Historical Fiction: Tips and Techniques, on The Writer's Cabin

Writing Realistic Dialogue for Historical Fiction

Writing dialogue for historical fiction can be challenging. But it is also an integral part of being able to capture readers and immerse them in the story. Without well-developed dialogue, you’ll have a hell of a time convincing readers that they can trust you.

The harsh reality is that we don’t have a whole lot of real knowledge about how people spoke in the past, and get back far enough, fugettabout it!

Despite this, writerss are still able to capture the essence of bygone eras and create the illusion of historical speech through various techniques. Dialogue is one of the aspects of historical writing that is free from rules and restrictions. Writer's are kinda on their own, and that can be scary.

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