Writing Prompts: Improve Your Dialog Skills [Scene Stealers]

Welcome to our second Scene Stealers.

We’re thrilled that so many of you participated in our series of writing prompts. (Click here to read the first round submissions or add one of your own.)

We’d like you to submit ideas for upcoming scene stealers. If we select your idea you will receive a byline and the opportunity to link to your blog or website. Send your submission to Mary [dot]writetodone[at]gmail[dot]com

In case you’re not familiar with Scene Stealers, here’s how it works:

  • We set the scene
  • You steal it, make it your own, and,
  • Share your creation in the comments section

Of course, it’s perfectly fine if you don’t want to share your work, but we hope you’ll do the exercise anyway.

Now for the ground rules:

  • You must use the exact wording we provide—in this case it can appear anywhere in your story.
  • Your story must be 300 words or less.
  • You’re work must be original and not previously published.
  • WTD provides an encouraging and safe environment for writers to grow and learn from each other. We’d love you to comment on other people’s submissions in a friendly and supportive manner.
  • We reserve the right to delete any comments or entries we deem inappropriate and those that do not meet the specifications above.

This week’s prompt is designed to help you work on character development and dialog writing. That’s why we’ve left the characters’ names and the placement of the quote up to you.

Scene Stealer #2

“What do we do now? You told me nothing could go wrong and look what’s happened.”

Now steal this and take the story wherever you want …

We can’t wait to see what happens.

And don’t forget to send in your ideas for Scene Stealers.

About the author:
Mary Jaksch is Editor-in-Chief at Write to Done. Grab her FREE report How to Write Like an A-List Blogger. Mary has helped thousands of students successfully create outstanding and profitable blogs at  A-List Blogging and is the blogger behind Goodlife ZEN.

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