Three Anti-Social Skills To Improve Your Writing

Assalamu’alaikum, hello readers!

Well, how are you today? I hope you always be healthy hehe. Okay, I’ll share you something important. Important? What is that? Curious? Just check it out!

Do you like to write something? Well, anything. Maybe fictional or whatever which come from your mind. I’ll share you some tips. Honestly, I got this from TED Education. This lessons from Nadia Kalman. But, I just want to share it to you guys. For more lessons you can visit

Dialogue gives a story color make exciting and enchanting. We can take an example.

Romeo            : “O, wilt thou leave me so unsatisfied?”

Juliet             : “What satisfaction canst thou have tonight?”

Romeo            : “The exchange of thy love’s faithful vow for mine.”

Without dialogue krikkk.. krikk…

So , what goes into writing affected dialogue? Well , there are social skills.

–      Making friends.

–      Solving problems.

–      Being pleasant and polite.

We won’t be using any of those today. Instead, we will be working on let’s called them anti-social skills. If you’re writer you may only have a few phase. The first is eavesdropping. If you’re riding a bus and hear interesting conversation. You could write it all down. Of course , when you’re writing fiction you’re not describing that people. You’re making up characters. But sometimes the word you over here can give you ideas. For example,

“I did not!” says one person. “I saw you!” the other replies. Whom make me saying those words? Maybe two kids in the class, and the boy thinks the girl position. Maybe the characters of teenagers and his mother and they are supposed to be vegetarian but the mother saw him eating a burger , so let’s say to decides the characters.

This is anti-social skills number two starts pretending they are real. What they are like? Where they are from? What the music do they are listen to?

What we say depends on who we are. An older person may speaks differently than younger person. Someone from the South may speaks differently than someone from the North. Once you know your characters you can figure out heavy talk.

Well, we go to anti-social number 3. Muttering to yourself. When your speaker characters work you can hear what the sound more natural and fix them if necessary. Remember , most people are usually pretty informal when they speak. They use simple language and contractions. So , for example,

“Do not attempt to lie to me”. Sounds more natural as, “Don’t try to lie to me.”

Also keep it concise. People attend to speaks in short first. No lengthy speeches. And what the dialogue do you work? Ask yourself!

Do I really need that adverb? Well, I’ll give you an example:

Tracy : ‘Your money or your life!’ she said threateningly. Here ‘threateningly’ is redundant. So you can change it if the word and action don’t match, adverb can be helpful. For example : ‘Your money or your life!” she said lovingly. So to recap :

  1. Eavesdrop
  2. Pretend imaginary people are real
  3. Mutter to yourself

And write it all down. You already have everything you need.

Well, this is a fictional dialogue or how to hear voices in your head.

Ok, now, you know the skills. So, just write it all down what in your head and your heart. Good luck!

Source : TEDed, Nadia Kalman.


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