Stories can be broadly dissected into three distinctive parts – the narrative (scene-setting, and plot description), the action (who does what to whom) and dialogue (who says what). The latter segment is the one which appears to cause problems for many writers who struggle to get a balance between saying too much and not nearly enough.
First-person or third-person or somewhere in between?
Dialogue can be a writer’s best friend, or his worst enemy. Authors who learn to be comfortable with it usually end up being the most successful.
Do judge a book by its cover
Writing a book is more like a marathon than a sprint