Here are the entries from the Say What? writing prompt:
- From our staff member Steph, an excerpt of her work-in-progress novel: http://clumzbella.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/novel-novice-dialogue-writing-prompt/
- This excerpt is from an original story written by thejezbeljones: http://thejezebeljones.livejournal.com/1972.html
- I wrote this as part of an all-human Twilight fan fiction story: http://the2amwriter.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/teaser-unseen-scars/ (warning: language)
- An original story by OpenCloseDesu: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6991463/1/Cruel_and_Unusual
How did our authors do? Did they convey information, forward the plot, and illuminate character? What does the dialogue tell you about the story? Can you picture the way the two characters are speaking to each other, even though the pieces are mostly dialogue? What constructive criticism do you have for these authors that might help them improve their dialogue writing?
Our next writing prompt will be posted on June 1 and run through July 15.