Dialogue Prompt – How They Survived

As a kid growing up in the beautiful state of California, I naturally learned California history in school. One of the most memorable stories I learned was the story of the Donner Party. It’s hard to say what of the... Read more

Dialogue Prompt – I Don’t Care

In this prompt from Maris McKay, there are two very distinct characters in just eleven words. That is commendable and I think she did well in conveying that as she did. Rightly or wrongly, the first character has a high... Read more

Writing Prompt – You Never Noticed

Everyone wants to be loved. Everyone wants to be noticed by someone. In this prompt from Shauna Philp, the point of view character is reflecting on someone whom they wished would see them, someone they knew for a long time... Read more

Dialogue Prompt – Zero

Relationships are hard. Anyone who ever tells you otherwise either has not been in a relationship recently or they are not the one putting in the effort in the relationship. It can be easy to coast in a relationship where... Read more

Dialogue Prompt – Adopted Five Cats

Why can I imagine having this conversation? First off, I love cats. There has always been at least one, usually more than one in my life in some form or another. Currently I only live with one, but there are... Read more

Dialogue Prompt – Pickles Taste

I don’t know what you think of pickles, but outside of my tuna fish sandwiches, which apparently have pickle relish in them, I don’t want pickles in my food. I don’t like them pickled and I’d rather avoid them in... Read more

Creating Meaningful Character Backstories

Creating a character can be pretty complex. There is a lot that can and often does go into it and sometimes you just don’t know where to start. You want a character who stands out and is memorable without becoming... Read more

Dialogue Prompt – Dagger in Purse

The first thing that catches my attention about this dialogue prompt from Rooftop Writing Prompts is the contrast between a dagger and a purse. Obviously there is also the difference between a knife and a dagger as well, but the... Read more

Dialogue Prompt – Don’t Fall

In this prompt by The Fake Redhead, we have someone who is seemingly more concerned with getting yelled at than at the physical well being of another person. Now, we don’t actually know that’s the case and this kind of... Read more