I've got an idea in mind for a novel and it's spurred one of the questions I've often pondered and struggled with throughout my development as a writer- is it possible to have too much dialouge or rely too heavily on dialouge as a form of storytelling? I love to write long conversations between characters to reveal their personalities and let them 'live' I suppose, but perhaps this method is more suited to screenplay writing. However, I don't like writing plays as I end up describing too much of the scene or giving too many stage directions as you can't really specify what the area is supposed to look like and how the characters are supposed to react. It's 80% dialouge and I feel too restrained as a writer. So I stick to novel writing. Which brings me back to the original issue- can a novel be bogged down by too much dialouge? Is it possible for a story such as 'Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf' or '12 Angry Men' that relies almost soley on dialouge (and the performances of the actors) to be told in novel form? What do you guys feel personally when you read a scene that's mostly dialouge? Do you feel bored or is it equally intriguing? I can't really think of too many dialouge heavy novels, so maybe what I'm considering is a bad idea.