Rehearsal. Imitate the method of actors rehearsing a scene, repeating lines and whole sections of a speech, going over mistakes, etc., with several familiar characters of yours. Use this social trial and error to find new, submerged material for your story. You should think of this exercise as artificial and behind-the- scenes work, but it may also trigger strangely realistic conversation.  Human beings constantly rehearse and re-rehearse their lines.  The anarchic rhythm of conversation is more akin to a social science experiment than to the polish of theatrical dialogue.

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