Narrative Basics Lesson 4: Speech and Dialogue

Introduction

Inspiration image

Here’s the inspiration image for this lesson, or you can find your own. If you prefer, write about the world around you.

Sci Fi Soldiers Dying

We’ll be writing speech and dialogue, so you’ll need to come up with different ideas about what might be happening in this scene and filling in a lot of details. 

Don’t be limited by what you see. Add whatever detail you like from your own memory and imagination.

Whatever you use for inspiration, take a moment to think about what you see.

  • Who are these people? What are their names?
  • What's their relationship?
  • What's happened up to this point?
  • How are they feeling right now?
  • What might they both want in a situation like this? What might they be trying to do?

When you're ready, let's get writing.

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