Exercise #922: Craft
Let’s revisit dialog (Steven’s favorite).
For today’s exercise, think of a scene with two characters, then write up that scene two ways. The first way is dialog only. No descriptions, no inner thoughts. Let us know what’s happening using just dialog between the two characters. For the second way, add your normal style of writing to the first version, keeping in the dialog wherever possible.
For an extra challenge, think of a different scene and write it up in reverse, with the dialog-only piece being the second version.
What did you notice doing this?
Critiquers, along with the usual grammar, spelling, etc, review, consider these questions:
* Could you relate to this piece? Why or why not?
* Was this piece helpful to you as a writer? Why or why not?
Word limit: 750 per version, up to four versions allowed if doing the extra challenge way also
Please use the subject line
SUB: Exercise #922/yourname