How to Write a Fantasy StoryWriting a fantasy story
Tips for a story: Write credible dialog in the imagination
One of my storytellers, one of my pen pals, is working on a fantasy novel in a mediaeval realm, and she wanted to know how she could make the dialog between the different personalities softer. It is essential to write the dialog the way humans talk - but when you write about humans in another universe, another planets or another timeframe than your own, there is much more to consider.
How do you write a real dialog for an imagined life? Of course I can't give the final response, but here are some hints I used for fantasy work. Allow me to begin with the basics: These are two general principles for creating a dialog: 1: Begin with the verbal part!
When there is only one take-away of this contribution, this is the most important: begin with the verbal and not the spelled one. I mean, don't get started recording what you want your figures to say. TALK what your character should say and then write it down.
Write down the interview, work it into your story and reread it aloud. They can say it softly or while your voices are subdued by the showers, but say each line before you write it, and optimize the formulation until it rings true. And I don't know how I can get the dialog to ring naturally rather than heed it!
While you try to make your character sounds naturally, eavesdrop a little. Watch out for relaxed conversations and respect the speech habits of the folks around you. Humans are interrupting each other, starting and never ending each other' s phrases, or just saying a few words at once. Look for samples that you can imitate.
In a fantasy or science fiction environment, back and forth conversations are probably the same, and it will immediately become naturally for your readers. How do I write dialogues for fantasy and science fiction like this? If you have an notion of how to write a dialog naturally, how do you adapt it to your imagined world?
Don't fall into something imaginative, rigid or book-like, because that's how your imagination should work. You make your character seem sticky and dull. Ensure that it is sounding like genuine language (even if it is fairy or alien, you probably want your reader to understand it), and then think about how to customize it.
When you are developing a new civilization, it is enjoyable to think about phrases and phrases that a group of individuals may have evolved from their daily lives. Does your paramount influence your farm work? In Escape to Vindor, for example, the Nikterra is a Cavannic Zentaur - an ethnic group whose main focus is agriculture.
Remember that in your character's home town, does anyone have a tendency to use long, fluent or brief, sudden phrases? To the hunters I have taken the language samples from old English poems. It' s subtile things, but it distinguishes their language pattern from other groups of Vindorers. He makes them ring a little beyond without affecting their capacity to quarrel or disrupt each other.
Nictarra does not talk rigidly - she still has native language samples and incomplete phrases - but she also uses an increased terminology. Just write it down! So whether you're dreaming about publishing or just for laughs, these hints are designed to help you create a more rugged environment and more naturally looking people. All the best for your stories!