I find it a common occurrence that when people write stories and try to have a dialogue between friends, it seems unnatural. You read a scene and think hey that doesn’t seem like something you would say to a friend. Think about it, how often with friends do you speak in long, fancy sentences that are incredibly deep? I’m assuming not on the regular. When you interact with friends you talk about what you did yesterday, inside jokes, what guy/girl you’re talking to, what you’re going to do in the weekend, plans you have, dumb@ss jokes and conversations that mean nothing, about your so-called plans to drop out and become a stripper cause this school work is too hard If you haven’t even thought about it, where do you go to school? cause I’m moving!, your hopes of making it onto the basketball team, the next time you’re going to hang out, etc.
So let’s all help each other out as writers and readers. What are conversations you would typically expect friends to have?