Show vs Tell is easily one of the most preached about rules when it comes to writing. Some writers think you should always show and never tell. Other writers think showing leads to paragraphs that are much too long and easily bores readers. The truth is you can and should do both.
7 Tips for Writing Realistic Dialogue: Does all of your dialogue sound the same, no matter who’s talking? Have you had feedback saying that your dialogue is awkward or unrealistic? Nearly any book about writing fiction will have a section on dialogue. Consider this a quick reference or summary. These are my top 7 tips for writing realistic dialogue