When you write a dialogue do you wait a second to think "Mh, how would he say that here?" or just write without thinking about it too much and review it later? I love dialogue, and for conversations to flow I feel like I need to just write it without thinking about it too much. It comes out more naturally this way, but when I go back to review it I can't figure out whether my character would actually say it like that, or if I can't think of anything else or if it's just because I'd say it like that or....! This really isn't about figuring out what they're going to say, but how they're going to say it. I think it can get easier over time but I don't feel like I have enough experience with dialogues and my characters at large to know whether this particular way is true to their character or not. I think it's really important to be because it's their whole essence, in a way. You can say that they did this and that but when their wording doesn't go with it it breaks the immersion and makes them a bit too two dimensional. I hope this is clear lol, either way thanks! If any of you has any links on the subject it would also help me as well! Edit : I think Stephen King said once that you should only write if you can hear the character's voice in your head. Perhaps that's what he meant.