A few years ago I was working on dialogue in short stories. Then I stopped. Kinda. It seems that I didn't have to write a short story to work on dialogue. I just needed to be introduced to Sweet Buckwheat Fruit Loop Billy Sue Goff. You can simply call her Billy Sue if you'd like.
Me: Yo, Billy Sue. Wazzup?
Billy Sue: I'm sitting here chillaxin. Why? What are you doing?
Me: Pretty much the same. Just trying to get used to this camera.
Billy Sue: Camera? What does it taste like?
Me: It doesn't taste. You can't eat it. It's not food.
Billy Sue: Yeah, why don't you just roll on over and take a little nap. I'll stand guard over the camera-not-food thingie. No worries.
Me: You're the best, Billy Sue.
Billy Sue: Yeah, yeah. Just go on to sleep.