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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.”


“Three, actually.”

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

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

“I love you.”


1) Write a scene saying “hello”
2) Write a scene with a drunken mythological creature
3) Write a query letter for a fantasy (any kind) novel
4) Prompt: a hostage situation
5) Write a scene entirely in dialog
6) Write a scene with people talking, but without any actual dialog
7) Write something dirty (take that how you will)
8) Write a scene as a cat
9) Write a scene working from the title “Roses are Red, Violets are Dead”
10) Write a scene focused around a musical instrument
11) Prompt: a dragon and a princess
12) Write a scene at a sushi bar
13) Prompt: underwater
14) Write the final scene of a romance novel “Never Been Caught”
15) Prompt: shots fired
16) Write a scene on horseback
17) Write a scene with a character in a foreign land, unable to speak the local language
18) Prompt: the name “Thomas Daniel”
19) Prompt: in the marketplace
20) Write a scene with the opening line “I hate you; I just want you to know that”
21) Write a scene with a drink(ing) of some sort
22) Write a scene with children
23) Prompt: falling
24) Write a scene on a movie set
25) Prompt: noir style
26) Write a personalized rejection letter for the YA novel “Sparkle Lust”
27) Prompt: trapped
28) Prompt: overhearing a conversation
29) Write a scene about a [person] and their [animal]
30) Write a scene saying “good bye”
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