prompts, writing

Dialogue #8

“Hey, you just stole that!”

“You’ve finally caught on, have you?”

 

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Tips and Tricks, writing

Quick Tip #7

Worried your characters might sound too much alike? Each character should have a way of speaking, phrases or words they use specific to them. They need to be distinctive because in a novel, their words are one of the main things readers have to understand their personality. You don’t want five of the same characters running around just with different hair color. That’s a boring story.

Try this:

Copy five or so phrases from each character into a separate word document. 

Don’t use any names and jumble the order of the phrases.

See if you can tell who the speaker is each time. 

Ask a friend or fellow writer to do the same.

If no one can tell the difference, they probably are too similar. Edit!

 

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Story Prompt #12

While driving home during a snowstorm, you slide into the ditch. You have no cell service. A car slides into the ditch next to you. The person steps out into the snow and you gasp.

 

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