Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dialogue Introduction Blogfest

All right. Today is Day Two of of the I'm Hearing Voices Blogfest.

Rules for today:

Dialogue Introduction: Have two characters introduce each other using only dialogue—no backstory, no internalization, just dialogue between the two. Max 250 words.

Wednesday’s Prize
  • From Angela: A query critique and first 20 page critique.
  • From Cassie: A query critique and first 20 page critique.

So I wrote up this scene. And then I realized I had two characters introducing two other characters, which isn't quite what the rules for today state. They really should've introduced themselves. But I kinda liked my mistaken scene and figured I'd give it a go anyway.

So here's my Dialogue Introduction scene:

“Oh, Karen!”
“It’s so nice to see you again It’s been forever!”
“I know! It really has.”
“This is my friend Sheila.”
“Nice to meet you!”
“She’s a marine biologist. I know, right? Seriously. She has an actual PHD. Oh she’s blushing, I’ve embarrassed her. Sorry, Sheila. Don’t worry, Karen knows what I’m like.”
“It’s true, I do. And this is my fiancĂ© Josh.”
“You got engaged?! No way!”
“I did! He asked me at the game last Sunday! It was on the magatron, and later that night we saw it on the news. Can you believe it? Look, here’s the ring.”
“Wow! Josh has good taste.”
“Yes he does. Yes you do, darling. Though I helped him pick it out, of course.”
“Of course.”
“You know what it’s like.”
“I do.”
“Well… We’re actually late for lunch with Josh’s parents.”
“Oh, of course. We’re on our way to a gallery showing. But it was nice to see you again!”
“Definitely! We’ll have to get together soon and catch up.”
“Yes. I’ll call you.”
“Sounds good!”

So there you have it!
There's one more day to this epic blogfest and that's for Friday, so there's still time for you to join in.


Hywela Lyn said...

This worked well, it's not easy to do just dialogue without any narrative but it came across very naturallyt!

Slamdunk said...

Nicely done Sarah. Nothing wrong with bending the rules; especially when you are left with a good product.

Justine Dell said...

LoL, I broke the rules with my post today, too. ;-)

This is nice. The perfect example of old friends bumping into each other on the street.


Cassie Mae said...

This sounds like me and my best bud! (Even the Josh thing, I married one! ;) )

Really liked this one!!

Emily White said...

Very nice, you rebel! :P Hehehe!

Matthew MacNish said...

Well done! Even if not strictly to the letter of the rules.

TL Conway said...

Sorry, I won't be able to play along with the blogfest today as I will be too busy hanging out with you in person and gabbing about writing stuff.

I win. :)

See you soon!

Stacy McKitrick said...

Only stopped by to see what you got and smiled when I saw you used my name (Stacy) and my sister's (Karen). How weird is that?

K. Turley (Clutzattack) said...

Okay, I'm officially regretting not entering this now.

That's okay though. Can't do everything or I'd go crazy and would literally start to hear voices in my head,

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

This post is red, white, and blue! Oh made me feel so patriotic.

Ninja Girl said...

Hey Falen,
This looks like a lot of fun! You did a really nice job. It also looks really difficult. Intro. characters w/just dialogue? Yes, that would definitely be a challenge to get the creative juices flowing.
Hope you're doing well,
Ninja Girl

Emily R. King said...

I feel like I just eavesdropped on these people. I've heard many conversations like this before. Good job!

Jess said...

Very nice job! Even though you made a mistake, I think you made the scene work! I really liked it :)

Southpaw said...

Very fun. Sometimes mistakes are the best.

Angela Cothran said...

I like your character introduction twist :) Fun back and forth. Well done!

Ashley Nixon said...

I like how you bent the rules! Very cool!

Angela M. said...

That's some talent to squeeze four introductions into 250 words! And the conversation was very realistic. I could imagine overhearing this somewhere ;)

Sharon Bayliss said...

Realistic, relaxed dialog.

Kelley said...

Very cool. I liked how even though the dialog was between two people, there were four in the scene. Felt very natural. Great job!

*New Follower!* SO nice to *meet* you!

Madeleine Maddocks said...

You've really captured the essence of the character being interviewed here, who sounds like a lovely, kind person.

DL Hammons said...

I would have enjoyed this blogfest, but WRiTE CLUB has me swamped right now. Very nicely done! :)

Lisa said...

very believable

Sara said...

I like that you did it a different way from everyone else. I think it works.

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