What you see firsthand sticks with you. You’re an eyewitness. You can see how the words are delivered, the tone, and any body language used. Those are very important as they go hand in hand with writing dialogue. Watch carefully. Be observant.
Be careful when you create a scene in your own life. Some scenes are not meant to be seen in real life. You need to be very discerning when doing this part to create good dialogue. Only create the scenes that are not harmful. Let’s continue on and I’ll give you some examples.
How to Create Scenes in Own Life
First determine if the scene is appropriate to reenact. Never use one that will hurt anyone. The scenes here will be harmless ones. Let’s come up with an example so we are both on the same page.
Let’s say that I need a scene where two teens are arguing over the remote control. To be honest that doesn’t take much. I make sure my two teens are in the room and ask about what show they want to watch or how to use the remote to access the specialized channels. Easy scene to create.
Maybe my character is arguing politics. All I have to do is bring up a topic with my husband and his mother in the room. Then I just set back and watch.
What if your character has to reveal a secret? Maybe there is one you can reveal.
There are many harmless scenes you can create in your own life and use in your writing.