How do you write dialogue? --- Personally I write dialogue in two stages. First as a pure flow of lines, no actions, no "He/she/X said" Just what being said. I know whats going on and try to capture the response that comes naturally for me as fast as possible. Then I add all the non verbal stuff, actions, thoughts, inflections, tone, who said what and so on. I think prefer it to do it this way because I done a lot of impro theater and roleplaying. Dialogue comes naturally and instinctual, and the critical thing for me is to get that flow into writing without being bogged down in details as fast as possible.