Top tips for teen writers: Beth Reekles

The best advice I can give you on this is to write the kind of thing you’d like to read. If you’re a teenager who loves YA fantasy, then writing a mystery with an adult protagonist might not be the best way to go. When I started The Kissing Booth,…

Dialogue makes up a huge portion of a book, and it’s essential for character development, too. One of the best things about dialogue is that you can give away so much – what a character is thinking, how they’re feeling (do they stammer, are they hesitant?) and the way they act around people. It can often be tempting to drop in big fancy words, too, just to show off your ability a little (not that there’s anything wrong with a wide vocabulary!) but you have to be careful about how you use it. If the character’s a thuggish boy, he’s likely to swear and speak in slang, and not use proper sentence structure. A good flowing dialogue helps the book along so much, too – whether it’s a heated argument, a bit of comic relief, or simply just some character development.

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