One of the most difficult aspects of fiction writing to master is creating engaging and natural dialogue between characters. A compelling conversation can make us forget we’re reading at all, while an awkward one is distracting. Today we’ll look at three things to keep in mind when writing dialogue. They aren’t strict rules and, like anything, they can be broken to achieve a specific effect. However, using them as a guide will improve the readability of your dialogue and help conversations feel more natural.