Okay, I admit it: I am a little afraid of writing dialogue. And not coincidentally, one of the criticisms my fiction manuscripts have received is, not enough dialogue. When I think about books I've read and enjoyed, I realize it's true, you can learn an awful lot about the characters from dialogue. AND dialogue keeps the novel moving at a nice pace whereas long passages of description serve more to slow a novel down. So today I vow to be brave and dive into dialogue. I hope you'll do the same!