What is the Most Important Thing in Writing a Dialogue from Memory

What is the most important thing in writing a dialogue from memory? Is it accuracy, succinctness, or liveliness? In this discussion of the most important thing in writing a dialogue from memory, I must note that there are different opinions on this subject from different individuals. Also that one single answer is not the only right one, everyone likes different writing styles, so there are a variety of “right” answers, on the topic. So moving; I believe that a combination of accuracy and liveliness is the most important thing in writing a dialogue from memory and here is why.

Accuracy is essential in writing a dialogue from memory especially when this dialogue is going into your autobiography because it is about your life. Even though it is nearly impossible to remember every single detail from your life, especially in your childhood it is still important to be accurate on what happened in your life because it is about your life, not a fictional character’s. Even though you may not remember everything fully, it is still important. Also if you don’t accurately write a dialogue from memory it would most likely not make sense, be jumbled, or be  fictionional, which is something you do not want especially when writing an autobiography.

Liveliness is important in many written works, and in my opinion it is also essential in writing a dialogue from memory. When you are writing a dialogue from memory, you do not want it to be just plain facts, dull, and straightforward, but you do want it to be entertaining, lively, and factual at the same time, or else you would bore the people who will be reading it. Because I have been reading autobiographies(which contain dialogues from the memory of the author), for this school year I have seen how liveliness is used by each author, and I have noticed that it really does help in making the autobiography or the specific dialogue in the autobiography more enjoyable and entertaining to read, while again being factual. So with that being said, the combination of accuracy and liveliness while writing a dialogue from memory, makes for a perfect balance of being factual and accurate while being entertaining and enjoyable at the same time. 

In short the reason why I believe that the combination of accuracy and liveliness is the most important thing in writing a dialogue from memory is because: accuracy is necessary in ensuring that the dialogue is as accurate as possible. While at the same time liveliness ensures that the dialogue is entertaining and enjoyable to read. Which in turn makes for the most important thing in writing a dialogue from memory.


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