Practice Writing Dialogue with a Creative Prompt

Let’s talk about dialogue. Whether you love it or hate it, using dialogue in writing is an essential element for engaging the reader and propelling your narrative forward, so it’s worth sharpening your skills and understanding of the rules so you can play with them in your narrative.⁠

You can use the prompt below as a catalyst or you can transcribe a recent conversation you’ve had or overheard into a dialogue format. Begin a new paragraph for each new perspective/person speaking.⁠

Set yourself 10 minutes on the timer and write.

“Why, exactly, did you choose this precise moment to share that you’ve no idea where you’re going?”

“You said you wanted more spontaneity from our relationship…”

If you’d like to explore the elements of dialogue style in more detail, let’s have a conversation. We can work on specific areas you need to get your story moving with 1:1 support. Have a look at the options in Calendly, here.

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Enjoy your writing sprint, keeping your #eyestothehorizon

Need an extra boost for your story?

Sometimes we all need help to get there, and that’s ok. I’ve listed a few links below for your reference, should you like that extra push!

– Book your place on the “Getting Started with Short Stories” online course, here.

– Follow The Reading Room Podcast for tips and insights here. You can also take part in the writing exercises to enhance your writing skills for writing tips and insights.

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