March 25th, 2011

FEATURE: Writing Canon-Consistent Dialogue

Dialogue is one of several tools that an author uses to establish characters and make them distinct from one another. If you're writing fanfiction (or parody, or pastiche), getting the voices of your borrowed characters to match the author's original renditions can be as important as making their physical descriptions accurate. Still, it's likely that all of us have had the experience of writing a scene in which our favorite characters simply don't sound like themselves. How can this situation be remedied?

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