Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Not quite an argument

dog.jpgReveal character and past and relationship through dialogue with two characters arguing. They should both be convincing since they each feel strongly that they're right. You can choose from these ideas or come up with your own:
  • dog who can speak arguing over why he won't be sleeping on the floor anymore
  • a child who wants to go to wizard school rather than stay in the family business.
  • a couple arguing over whether to stay on planet or move to a new primitive colony.
  • two beings of different races/species, arguing with their families/villages over a partnership the two want to form
  • a young person who has awakened a magical power for thievery but just wants to be a good person, arguing with her grandfather who wants to train her in the family tradition
  • an android arguing with it's owners over it's right to be free and independent
From What If?: Writing Exercises for FIction Writers by Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter
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