Dialog Exercise

Hi folks. I gave you an assignment regarding dialog, and suggested Terry Bisson’s story “They’re Made Out Of Meat.”The story has also been made into a pretty decent little film, which you can see below:

(There are other video versions online as well — search the title on Youtube and you can see a few. I like this one too. But make sure you read the story, too. It’s short and worth a look.)

Your homework is to write a 500 word dialog between two characters, and to write it the way Bisson writes his — without any action, or “he said”/”she said.”

Later, we’ll go back and fill out the scene with other stuff, like action, setting, and so on. But for now, focus on writing dialog that sounds and feels believable and interesting.

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