dialogue and names

[repost from Multiply blog from Nov ’05]

dialogue and names
Nov 25, ’05 5:09 PM

(this is mostly for my own notes and such more than anything)

* Most people don’t speak in perfect grammar
* Underlying emotion and conflict bring dialogue to life
* People have habitual words/phrases
* Use dialogue and the description around it to convey what might otherwise be described with adverbs

But yes. Having spent all of my life (‘cept those thre months in CA) in Kentucky, I know that some people “talk funny” – use poor grammar (like splitting infinitives), make strange contractions, use strange slang …

… and names.

Am torn between Shayla, Shauna, and Shayna …