Big Question: How do writers bring scenes to life for their readers?
Capture Dialogue (EN)
- Use dialogue to capture a recent argument that you had. (Best work reveals a little about the people…)
- If you’re on an unfiltered internet connection, review the basics with Read Ink: Punctuating Dialogue
Bring Action to Life (EN)
- Describe an accident that happened to you!
Punctuation Rules! (EN)
- Read the punctuation rules you find at Punctuating Dialogue
- Copy the text of the “Writing Dialogue Worksheet” starting with “I love…” (on page 2) and paste it into Punctuation Rules! (EN)
- Revise the “I love…” text by placing the punctuation in the correct places!
Add Thought Shots (EN)
- Make us feel what the character feels by adding thought shots to your dialogue or play-by-play piece. (Best work is quick but makes the reader feel your frustration, fear, surprise, etc.).
Zoom In (EN)
- Choose an object that matters to you, and give it a detailed, multisensory description.
To review today’s presentation, follow the link: Developing Narrative Moments