I love writing dialogue. I’m likely guilty of focusing too much on the dialogue between my characters and have been working on my characters’ internal dialogue to help propel the story more. Nonetheless, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite bits of dialogue and one-liners from On the Line and my work in progress, Crossing the Line.
I like to imagine that if someone were reading my books on their Kindle (or similar device) someday, these passages would be highlighted many times by many readers.
“Being with you is like waking up from a long sleep. Part of me wants to leap out of bed and another part of me wants to pull the covers over my head.”
“I don’t think a man could possibly be lucky enough to have a love like that twice.”
“You really believe that, don’t you?”
He looked at her steadily. “You don’t?”
She raised a shoulder questioningly. “I mean, I don’t know. But I do believe that we have an infinite capacity to grow and love. Our love for one person doesn’t diminish our love for another or vice versa. I think we can expand and hold space in our hearts for more than one person.”
“We’re friends. We’re friends who are dating, but not really.”
“I’m scared that we’re going to cross the point of no return and then nothing will stand between me and possible heartache.”
“Damn you and your wisdom!”
“You’re my forever.”
“But what if you’re wrong? What if you decide you’re not as into me as you thought you were. What if someone better comes along next week? What if…”
Her voice trailed off and her eyes gave away her welling emotion. Patiently he scooted himself a little closer and gently touched her knee.
“I’m scared. I’m scared of letting myself feel this,” she said, reaching her hand between them and placing it on his chest.
He placed his hand on top of hers and held her gaze. “ I’m scared of not letting myself feel this.”
“I’ve been thinking about you and me… and the possibility of an us.”
Thanks for taking a peek at some of my favorite lines from my stories. Did you find any of them highlight-worthy?
I’m going to be scaling back my blogging to about once a month in order to keep editing and working towards an April/May goal of beginning the querying process again. This is not the fun part, but I stand no chance of being published if I don’t keep putting my writing out there.