For some reason, some writers like to get dialogue revved up with words that real people say in dialogue.
Right there at the beginning… (forgive the incorrect formatting)
Yeah, you know what I mean.
Well, I haven’t had a good one yet.
Aloysius, you know how I feel.
Listen, Chloe. I can explain.
Sure, I know what you mean.
Okay. You’re not my type.
Etc. etc. on and on, out to the horizon. This is not real people. It’s characters. And someone is reading it or watching it and you don’t want to bore them.
My thought… cut ’em all. Add in only a tiny few starter words for characterization and a bit of spice.
Or, cut ’em all!