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[AUG 2020] - Dialogue - Discussion Thread
« on: June 01, 2020, 10:18:05 PM »
AUGUST: Dialogue

This month's theme is not a theme as you know it but a writing exercise. We want you to tell a story only in dialogue form, with no descriptions at all. All kinds of Fantasy or Science Fiction are eligible.

Submission topic will be created on the first of August.

Note: This thread is only for questions or discussing this month's writing contest. Good luck!
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Re: [AUG 2020] - Dialogue - Discussion Thread
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2020, 08:48:46 AM »
Look forward to reading these entries, one of my favourite forms of short story. Could it even entice @Rukaio_Alter back?
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Re: [AUG 2020] - Dialogue - Discussion Thread
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2020, 03:41:02 AM »
It will be enticing me back, @Lady Ty !!  :D  I'm 300 words shy of a finished story. It feels odd not to be able to submit for another month and some, but I'm glad, as I'm not sure I can come up with a story for this month. Image isn't working for me...

Might try the July one though. Hope you've been well? And everyone, really...
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Re: [AUG 2020] - Dialogue - Discussion Thread
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2020, 08:06:10 AM »
So nice to hear from you, @Nora! x
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Re: [AUG 2020] - Dialogue - Discussion Thread
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2020, 08:41:34 PM »
Sorry for the long absence @ScarletBea !! I sometimes hover a little, but I've spent my pandemic time not writing at all... and instead channelled all my creativity into doing 3D art. I am trying to pick back up other hobbies so I don't burn out, so I'm making an effort and trying to write, but I'm really an oddball sort of person, when it comes to hobbies. I don't want to let go of writing though... So I'm gonna try and be more diligent.
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Re: [AUG 2020] - Dialogue - Discussion Thread
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2020, 04:28:20 AM »
Looking forward to reading your stories again @Nora, you always seem to manage an unusual twist. Hoping life is working as well for you as possible in this strange world just now.  ;D
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Re: [AUG 2020] - Dialogue - Discussion Thread
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2020, 02:53:49 PM »
I'm deeply stuck this month so I hope there is a twist at all xD
I have two potential storylines and one is deeply depressing, and the other is much nicer, but I'm much more stuck with it.
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Re: [AUG 2020] - Dialogue - Discussion Thread
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2020, 04:09:33 AM »
[sad edit lol]
« Last Edit: August 01, 2020, 03:31:15 PM by Nora »
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Re: [AUG 2020] - Dialogue - Discussion Thread
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2020, 01:49:52 PM »
[ediiiit]
« Last Edit: August 01, 2020, 03:31:02 PM by Nora »
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Re: [AUG 2020] - Dialogue - Discussion Thread
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2020, 02:45:41 PM »
That's because you're posting in the August discussion thread instead of the July one ;)
This one's Dialogue, the other one's Old Man's Tale.
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Re: [AUG 2020] - Dialogue - Discussion Thread
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2020, 03:30:46 PM »
Gyaaaah! Nooooo, the shame xD
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Re: [AUG 2020] - Dialogue - Discussion Thread
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2020, 03:33:55 PM »
"This is hard."
"You can do it!"
"Don't know if I can."
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Re: [AUG 2020] - Dialogue - Discussion Thread
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2020, 09:26:22 PM »
Hehe, I already had a couple half done stories that fit this theme, but I decided to make the stories I abandoned for last month into a pure dialogue. Wrote up late night notes... needs more work but I'm pleased with it.
Good luck Alex you can defo do it
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Re: [AUG 2020] - Dialogue - Discussion Thread
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2020, 08:49:48 PM »
So I wrote a little dialogue blurb down at the start of the month on an index card. A few days later, I can't find, so que a whirlwind cleaning and decluttering of my space (which I should have done ages ago). Still can't find it....

:D (cries inside)

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Re: [AUG 2020] - Dialogue - Discussion Thread
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2020, 12:40:58 AM »
Time to rewrite from memory!
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