I have a problem. I looooove to write long posts. I can monologue like no one's business. My roleplay partner can give me nothing to work with, and I go off in happy tangents. It really doesn't take much to please me. But this leads me to two problems: 1) I'm fairly certain that I never give my partners much to work with and therefore make it difficult for them to respond, because I don't need much of anything to go on my merry way. 2) Dialogue, when in long posts, is nearly impossible. I find it incredibly hard to structure long posts around dialogue. Long roleplays just aren't conducive for well-flowing conversations, in my opinion. I have to struggle to answer things my partner's character said, and then address the things they say later in the post, etc. It's like the conversation doesn't flow right because it's occurring at different times throughout the length of one post. Trying to address (or decide what to ignore) in dialogue, for long posts, is just insanely difficult for me. I feel like it ruins my ability to flow because I'm thinking too hard on how to structure the post, and I feel like the dialogue muddies up the thread and bogs it down. My struggle to address dialogue and keep the plot moving, when using long posts, results in what I'm sure are really boring, plodding, threads. It makes my partner sad, and I'm oblivious (at least, most of the time). I know I'm not the only person on here to have problems with the dialogue issue. My roommate, Tsimmu, and I have had discussions about our problems with structuring long posts around dialogue. But at the same time, I don't want to sacrifice length in order to let dialogue flow. So I guess my questions are: 1) How can I make it easier for my partner to respond? What techniques and tips do you long-posters have to ensure the partner is able to have something to go off of? I don't want to be boring just because it takes absolute zilch to please me. 2) And, what are your tips on getting dialogue to flow better without sacrificing length? Thanks for the help! I'm eager to hear your opinions and tips.