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Writing Dialogue (Lit Starts) A Book of Writing Prompts

Writing Dialogue (Lit Starts)

A Book of Writing Prompts

  • ISBN: 9781419738319
  • Publication Date: September 10, 2019


Price: $12.99

A fill-in book from the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, authors of the best-selling 642 Things series.

Focus on a single aspect of the craft of writing with help from the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. Writing Dialogue begins a foreword by author and educator Shanthi Sekaran, who offers pointers for creating believable speech in your fiction. The rest of the book consists of prompts and space to write, providing opportunities to explore how dialogue can bring your characters and plotlines to life. Among other ideas, you’ll be asked to write speech for:

  • a pent-up confession of love 

  • a family’s reaction when dinner is ruined 

  • a job interview in which the interviewee has all the power 

  • a first date that is going well (and then not so well) 

  • a toast at dinner party, honoring someone who has wronged you 

Perfectly sized to take to a café, on vacation, or on your morning commute, this book is designed for practicing your creative writing a little bit at a time.

Special Features

  • Paperback with textured cover stock, flaps, and a lay-flat binding
  • Advice from a published writer, followed by fill-in prompts and space to write
  • Part of a collection of single-subject writing prompt books by the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto

Check out the other books in the Lit Starts series: Writing Action, Writing Character, and Writing Humor


"Good writing begins with WRITING–anything! JUST WRITE, GODAMMIT! Inside these books are 388 wildly creative, ridiculously fun ideas and prompts to get you going. Seriously, if these workbooks don't get you going, then you need to forget about writing and go open a dry-cleaning franchise."
bestselling author of Stiff, Spook, Bonk, and Grunt, among others, Mary Roach

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