Wednesday, 13 July 2011

A dialog exercise

Here is a dialog exercise from my most recent writing course.

Write a conversation in which someone is inviting a new acquaintance for a date, taking the point of view of the invitee and revealing their thoughts. Now delete everything that is unspoken, leaving only the dialogue. The speech will leak hidden feelings without further commentary. Be ruthless and try it with other dialogue scenes you have already written.

Happy writing.

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