Time to review our class word counts and award some more winners for the first challenge: reaching 25% and the second challenge: reaching 50%!
Today’s focus is on dialogue.
Take a look at pages 38-41 in your workbooks. It explains three things dialogue should do:
- reveal characters’ relationships to one another
- move the story forward
- increase the tension
On page 41, pick one of the six scenarios listed and write it in your workbook. You can later transfer it into your novel. I have a supplemental handout for you as well to ensure you format your dialogue correctly.
Here’s a refresher on what you should complete for points:
- Conflict Handout (pgs. 16-18)
- Plot Description (pg. 26)
- Plot Rollercoaster (pg. 28)
- Four ways to begin your novel (pgs. 50-52)
- Setting that enhances a character (pgs. 31-33)
- Setting that enhances mood in a particular scene (pgs. 36-37)
- Dialogue (pg. 41)
You have the hour to keep working on these activities. The last ten minutes, you’ll continue writing your novel to add to your growing word count.
DP #33: Write your novel
Write non-stop until the end of class: anything and everything to do with your novel. Feel free to bring your own technology if you want to type instead of hand write.