Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I'm Hearing Voices: Dialogue Introduction

The assignment for today's I'm Hearing Voices post is to introduce two of your characters using only dialogue. No back story, and no internalization.

Meet Jake and Sylvia.

Pretty Woman? Seriously? That's your favorite movie?

What's wrong with Pretty Woman?

It's just not what I would have guessed.

It's funny, and romantic. I like can like romantic stuff, too.

It's romantic? She's a hooker. The movie starts with him buying her! How is that romantic?

Fine, smart ass, what's your favorite movie?

Well, it used to be Night of the Living Dead, but if my favorite movies are going to start coming true, then maybe I'll pick Pretty Woman, too.

Really? Is hooking up with a hooker a big  dream of yours?

I'm not picky. It doesn't have to be a hooker.

Nice. Well, I tell you what, if we ever get out of here I'll get you a nice prostitute myself.

Hey, we may not make it out of here. You don't want to die a virgin, do you?

What makes you think I'm a virgin?

25 comments:

  1. I like it! They seem like such an 'odd couple'.

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  2. Ha! I laughed like four times. And I agree about Pretty Woman. It's not my type of fairy tale.

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  3. Rachel--I LOVED this :) Funny and informative. Favorite movies do say a lot about people. Great job!

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  4. I loved this too!!! Oh no. Are me and Angie gonna have to fight over the top pick? Lol. :)

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  5. I'm so glad you guys liked it! I love writing dialogue. :)

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  6. Ah!!! This is great. When is this coming out, girl?? Seriously good stuff :)

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  7. Oh, this is very well done. Great job!

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  8. ahahaha! I want to know what his answer was! hahaha.

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  9. Thanks you guys. :) This has been too much fun!

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  10. Me too!!! What's his answer???

    Fantastic voice here. Great job!

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

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    1. Nice to meet you, too. I just went and found your blog. Sounds like you have some great characters!

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  11. Oooh! I want to know where they are and why dreams are coming true! Nicely done :)

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    1. Thanks, Hope. It's a zombie book, that's why he says that. :)

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  12. LOL, my reaction was exactly the same as Hope's!

    This is a nice piece of writing, with good humour and excellent characters!

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  13. Your last 3 lines have me laughing out loud. OMG. Love it! Perfect conversation.

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  14. I wanted you to know you are in my top 10 for this challenge :)

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    1. That's awesome! Thanks, Angela. :)

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    2. No no no, Angie. Back off! This entry is mine! :)

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  15. Good, snappy dialogue here! I like the banter, and can get a feel for the characters.

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  16. That was fun. I love the last bit.

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