I’ve decided this year, not exactly to plan, but maybe to have a daily focus. – it may help, it may become an extra thing to think about!
The uses of conversation are varied, it can establish a character and enhance a description of their personality, give different points of view if it’s a first person narrative, or from one point of view, and it can progress the plot. However, conversation can be rambling and tedious, irrelevant, and sometimes when it’s supposed to be funny, it’s just dire. Indirect and reported speech can avoid this and my character Thomas can even make notes of things he’s been told