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5) Write a scene entirely in dialog

“Say it already. Say something, come on, you’ve got me all worried and paranoid.”

“Sorry, sorry. I’m just- I don’t know what to say. I’ve been rolling it around in my head all day and nothing seems to sound right, so I’m trying to make sure I don’t screw this up.”

“What are you talking about? Screw what up?”

“That’s just it, I don’t know! The words are just crawling around and I can’t catch them and the ones I do just don’t seem like the right ones.”

“Look, just say it. You’re over thinking… whatever it is you’re thinking. And really, you not being able to say what you want to say is driving me just a bit crazy, so either figure it out or I’m going to leave.”

“No! Wait, just… give me a second.”

“…”

“…”

“That’s it, call me when you finally know what you want.”

“Wait, wait, sorry I’m just-“

“Nervous, yes, we covered that. Look, can you say it in five words or less?”

“… yes.”

“Really?”

“Three, actually.”

“Then go with that. Simple is better anyway.”

“Okay. Right, okay, yes. Okay, here goes-

“I love you.”

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