How much is too much dialogue?
The saying, “Talk much, say little,” goes for the written word, too, and while it can be boring not to have any dialogue, a little does go a long way, especially for children. I had a boy say to another boy about the girl character that she talked too much. I know this is “Tell, not show,” but I thought in this case it was preferred. I’m still unsure about it. What do you writers think about this? It’s in a middle-grade book.
-contributed by Shirley Shibley