Alright guys so im in chap ~11 in my novel or so, and in the starting chapters it was mostly the mc by himself, kinda confused at how the world worked and was still figuring out the basics (time travel to the past + mind wipe = amnesia-ish) So there was no dialogue, or at least minimum dialogue, but now I have other characters, and I'm struggling to write dialogue for them. For example, this is how my dialogue is going right now: C1: *speaks* C1 emphasizes his speech with an action, like fidgeting or leaning in furtively C2: *reacts to C1, further explaining stuff or simple banter* C1: *reacts to C2...* See? All the characters are simply reacting to each other, making a 'I tell this and you tell that' robotic exchange. This type of dialogue might work if, say, the MC was talking to a System or an actual robot, but it just feels mechanical when I read over my own thing. And thats how all of my dialogues work so far. How do I change it to a more digestible approach? If there reaches a stage of exposition dump, where a character explains many things, how will I format it correctly, in a way that isn't so set in stone? Best wishes, and thank you.