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    Too much Dialogue?

    Hey guys -

    I received some feedback on my novel that there was quite a bit of dialogue. The reader in question said she personally loves dialogue so it wasn't an issue for her, but could be for some. What's everyone's thoughts on the amount of dialogue in novels and when does it become off putting?

    All my dialogue is there for either character development or to drive the story along. I agree with the feedback though - it is a dialogue heavy novel. It focuses around the relationship of my two main characters and a big part of the relationship is their banter. What techniques can you put in place to reduce the dialogue where it might not be absolutely critical?

    Just curious, really what everyone thinks about it. Is it a personal thing, or are there any rules around this I'm not aware of?

    Thanks x
    Last edited by KiwiinLondon; 02-15-2018 at 01:24 AM.

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