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Dialogue Writing


A dialogue is a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people. While writing a dialogue, the situation, the characters and their points of view have to be taken into account. Command over vocabulary and grammar is necessary to frame a dialogue correctly.

Points to remember

1. A dialogue does not follow any set rule or format.

2. The idea expressed should be coherent. 

3. The language used should be conversational.

4. The conversation should be spontaneous, taking into consideration the ideal way in which the character would react and put across his thoughts.

Q. Arina and Kareem are discussing the type of clothes to be worn in a party. Write their conversation, in the form of dialogues, within 120-150 words.


Arina: What should I wear for tomorrow’s party?

Kareem: Wear a nice-looking suit.

Arina: A suit? Does anyone wear suit in a party? 

Kareem: Alright, then wear a short skirt. Girls wear skirts to party, right?

Arina: Yes, they do. But I will…

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