Daily Prompt #22: Inspired by Music
As the music plays, write down whatever comes to your mind.
Today, we’re going to do some practice writing dialogue. You’ll be writing two different scenes of dialogue.
First Scene: find a partner. With your partner, select one of the sample characters listed below (or come up with your own). Decide on a scenario where these two characters would be talking and write their conversation. Write it like a script. Don’t worry about quotation marks and dialogue tags.
You have until lunch. When we return, I’ll be asking a few of you to read your scenes (your reward is candy).
Second Scene: on your own. Select two new characters listed below (or come up with your own). Just as before, decide on a scenario where these two characters would be talking and write their conversation. Use the remainder of the hour.
Sample Character List
from the National Writing Project
- movie star and fanatic fan
- officer and speeder
- psychiatrist and patient
- waiter/waitress and diner
- man on a ledge and psychologist
- principal and student
- hairdresser/barber and client
- teacher and parent
- little sis and big sis
- driving instructor and student driver
- deejay and phone-in listener
- reporter and accident witness
- priest and confessor
- cheerleader and nerd
- girl and boy on blind date
- dogcatcher and dog owner
- player and coach
- two late-night grocery shoppers
- girl’s date and little brother or sister
- flight attendant and passenger
- man and God
- angel and devil on character’s shoulder