2019 Day 12 – Dialogue

How did you get on yesterday? Did you write a story?

Remember, set your own rules, and stick to them. If you miss a day, don’t try to catch up. Just keep moving forward!

The Prompt

Write A story centered on dialogue

This is an antidote to yesterday’s description-heavy story.

Make sure to make your characters sound like real people, not actors on a stage reading soliloquies.


Check back every day for more prompts, and don’t forget to come back and leave a comment to celebrate your writing successes, every day!

12 thoughts on “2019 Day 12 – Dialogue”

    1. Marian,

      The subtleties of your world are very well done, the way you have conveyed the new traditions, ankle bracelets etc is good, also how you have conveyed that society has lost the skill to write in fact seeing it as an item in history. Well done.

  1. Today I think I managed to write my first complete story. Handwritten so need to check the word count. Sat in the shopping centre Starbucks for over an hour and used the prompt…willed the story to come. Really enjoyed the podcast shared yesterday. Was very encouraging and lacking pressure. I think I’ve missed 5 days… But wrote 7. Not always complete stories. Trying not to beat myself up.

    Today my story was 17 year old Kitty encouraging her best friend Jimmy to come out to his parents. She insisted on a roleplay so he could practice as there was a lot of fear. It was quite meaningful and I hope realistic.

    1. That’s fantastic! And I’m glad you’re focusing on the positives (after all, when was the last time you wrote 5 stories in 12 days? Even five partial drafts?)

    2. Fiona,

      My handwriting is atrocious, kudos to you for hand writing, I take notes, make scraps at best. Else heavily rely on typing. Typing I do not always finish a story every day, for me it’s about getting the idea, that’s the hard part, so well done on that to.



  2. Another good day of writing. I’m kind of surprising myself with the genre. I wrote a bit of mystery for flash fiction the other day and now I keep coming back to those characters and the mystery. I love to read mystery but have never tried writing it and I’m really enjoying it.

  3. I wasn’t able to finish my story yesterday, just the first scene, though it was a bit over 1,000 words. Today, I added a challenge to the prompt and continued the story from yesterday, this time focusing on dialogue. It still isn’t a complete story, but I like where it is heading. I guess if another prompt works for this story, or I get stuck, I will revisit it and finish it. It’s actually turning into a sweet romance, which is a good change of pace for me. Most of my other stories this month have taken a bit of a darker turn when it comes to any romance (a divorce, a break-up, a murder, an unplanned pregnancy and another unplanned pregnancy announcement that interrupted a planned break-up).

  4. I was not pleased with my story centred on dialogue. The characters seemed flat and obvious, so I got online to get some help. I spent a lot of time making sure I had a clear picture of my characters using some prompts. I now have two characters I know well and I have learned a great deal. I will come back to this challenge again in the future. Thank you Julie for highlighting a weakness I needed to address.

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