I really didn’t know what to do with this “crucial” dialogue: nothing, absolutely NOTHING, came to me. So, what did I do, after some hard thinking? I just glued my butt to the chair and read and read and read the rest of the manuscript until I finished it.
Of course, I made a few corrections along the way (diction, redundancy, punctuation), even though I had promised myself that I wouldn’t, but mostly I read for content, hoping for some ideas to pop into my mind.
Luckily, some did. 🙂