I am in the midst of a short story and could use some feedback regarding exercises people may use in order to improve their descriptive/interactive vocabulary and how to acknowledge the start of a new paragraph. Generally I create a new paragraph when I am introducing a new thought or a change in direction. Also, does anyone have any to help better and strengthen/practice dialogue? As well, I was recently browsing the internet and I came across a comment referring to dialogue saying that dialogue is used to "tell the reader" what the author cannot "show". Is it safe to say that dialogue is just a means of displaying your characters depth/personality? And that dialogue should be written with personality kept firmly in and solely mind?