Words from Louise…
We had an excellent meeting in July. Members read their dialogue and then it was open for general discussion. I have to say I was impressed that everyone at the meeting participated. We all know how to the write good dialogue.
Dialogue is a vast subject that cannot be completed at one meeting. With that said, we will continue a discussion, when possible, about our characters dialogue at each meeting. So bring your questions and writing to share.
Everyone agreed that it would be interesting to get writing prompts well before the next meeting, so those members who can’t write on the fly or don’t like to could participate using writing prompts. Anyone who wants to can bring their written prompts to share at the meeting. For now, I looked on the Internet and found an interesting group called The Writing Prompt Boot Camp.
I have listed three prompts, and you get to pick the one you want to use. Or come up with your own. Have fun with them.
- Harry Potterc comes to your house.
What if Harry Potter came to your house for dinner? Write this scene as if you were a teenager, he’s new to your school, and you’re introducing him to your parents. Also after dinner, he makes a request of you. What is it?
- Job Swap
Take a character from one of your stories and place them in your current job. How does the office respond? Do they do a good job filling your place, or are they all play and no work?
- Hiring a New Villain
Your old villain quit over creative differences, so you put yourself in charge of hiring a new villain for your novel. What questions do you ask? What does the new villain’s resume say? Write this scene as if it were a job interview.
Depending on how many members want to read their writing prompt, you might be limited to the amount you can read.
Critique of our work – Another great idea!
Bring a piece of your writing that you want to be critiqued in an envelope. I will have some envelops for member use. You need to place your name, genre, and word count on the envelope. If you want the reader to email you their response before the next meeting, write your email address on the envelope too.
If any of the above doesn’t make sense, please come to the next meeting- August 19th. We are looking for ways to make our meetings more enjoyable as well as be a learning process for everyone. See you soon. Louise