So, I thought I'd ask you guys for an advice, if you could help me. One: While writing descriptions and prose is a manageable task for me in stories/novels, I find it very hard to come up with dialogs. I think it's mostly because I'm a very quiet person in real life, it becomes almost impossible for me to come up with things the characters can say aside from the straight forward, into-the-plot dialogs. I want my characters to be more active, to have more conversations and to have side-chit-chat. When I read my writing, I feel that the reader will get bored by the lack of interaction. Two: While coming up with dialogs is not so impossible, coming up with funny moments is just... mission-impossible. There's this character in my story, who's suppose to be the one who breaks the ice, his characteristic is the funny, happy-go-lucky kind of person. But I just can't make him look like that without making it sound forced. I'm so stuck and it just makes me frustrated. Would appreciate any ideas and helpful hints/advices.