CW Dialogue Format

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WRITING TIP: Indent and begin a new paragraph every time the speaker changes.

BEFORE

The stranger was just saying, “I’ll give you $60 for him.” Joe thought for a while and replied, “Make it $80 and I’ll throw in the dog food, dish, and dog toys.” “No,” the stranger replied sharply. “I’m only going to give you $65 for everything. Take it or leave it!” “Alright, don’t get yourself so worked up,” said Joe. “You can have everything for $65.” “Good,” said the stranger. The two shook hands and the stranger gave Joe some money. Then Joe gave the stranger all my things. After that, Joe put me in the stranger’s car and said, “Be a good dog, Jack, and don’t run away!” Once Joe was done talking to me, he closed the car door and went inside. Then the stranger drove off with me in his car.

AFTER

The stranger was just saying, “I’ll give you $60 for him.”

Joe thought for a while and replied, “Make it $80 and I’ll throw in the dog food, dish, and dog toys.”

“No,” the stranger replied sharply. “I’m only going to give you $65 for everything. Take it or leave it!”

“Alright, don’t get yourself so worked up,” said Joe. “You can have everything for $65.”

“Good,” said the stranger.

The two shook hands and the stranger gave Joe some money. Then Joe gave the stranger all my things. After that, Joe put me in the stranger’s car and said, “Be a good dog, Jack, and don’t run away!” Once Joe was done talking to me, he closed the car door and went inside. Then the stranger drove off with me in his car.

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CW13: A Scene With No E’s?!

Great story!

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I’ve probably never been more excited over an assignment in my entire life. This was insanity, to say the least, but all at once it was such a great delight!!  I had way to much fun even while going mad. heehee!  

And thus we have the completed task of writing a scene describing a party without a single e. That’s right. No e. I do hope I’ve done it justice. And I do think I will probably attempt this again, because it’s so incredibly crazy, and impossible, and wonderful to write.

May it be even half as enjoyable to read…


A door unlocks and I stroll in. Through a stylish mansion I walk until I’m out on a humongous patio of mahogany and rusty brown brick. Strands of lights cast a dim glow as folks go about casually chatting. No sorrow surrounds; only sounds of joy spring forth. This air is…

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Happy Thanksgiving Poll

I need help planning my menu!

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Here’s My New Poll

Thanks for your vote!

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A Boy with Freckles

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Writing Exercise – Write an embarrassing moment.

I sat in the back of math class, my worst subject. I surely didn’t want the teacher to see me or call on me. I was seventeen, and it was “Spirit Week,” the week before Homecoming at my high school, and every day the students were encouraged to dress in a fun way, different from the norm. One day was Twin Day, or School Colors, or Backwards day. This particular day was Redneck Day. I grew up in the South, a suburb of Atlanta, and this was the home of Jeff Foxworthy during the height of his fame with the “You Might Be A Redneck If…” comedy routine.

On this particular day, a boy sauntered into the room late who fit the challenge to a T. He made a grand entrance with blue jeans, cuffs rolled up, plaid shirt untucked, with a straw…

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Lyla’s Tears

Riches and Rhymes

Attending a writer’s workshop today with this prompt: Pick an emotion. Write a scene. Can you guess the emotion? This was an exercise in Show vs Tell. 10 min.

Lyla walked to the edge of the riverbank, carrying a small wooden box. This was where they had first met. She had been walking her dog Rufus, and he had asked if he could pet him. Now, five years later, both were gone from her life. Just a year ago she had scattered Rufus’s ashes here, his favorite place. Today she didn’t have ashes but letters, his love letters.

She took them one by one from the box and read them again. She wept at the memories and then tossed them one by one into the river, which would carry her tears away.

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©November 12, 2016
Spartanburg, SC

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Test Post for Videos

Watch this cool video!

 

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J4 – Pic Example

Look at this pic.

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Lovely Flower

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