Prompts For Writing Dialogues

Crafting a dialogue can be one of the hardest parts in storytelling. Practice creating a realistic dialogue for every character with these prompts.

1
Craft a conversation composed only of questions.
2
Two people have just gotten into an argument! Describe who they are and what they’re arguing about within the dialogue.

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3
Write the rest of a conversation where the first line is “I never knew it would be this difficult.”
4
Two best friends are having a heart-to-heart conversation. What are they saying?
5
A group of travelers from different countries meet at a bar. How do they discuss their similarities and differences.
6
Two characters are locked in a room where they’re avoiding the elephant in the room: a potential romance between them. How does their conversation go?
7
Write a dialogue for a person who is talking to their parents about something they’re passionate about. What are the parents' responses?
8
Anxiety before a performance has left a character reeling. What are they telling themselves in their head?
9
Use these four words in a conversation: "uncanny," "gruesome," "running," "occurrence."
10
Recreate—and finish—a conversation you once heard in a public place between strangers.
11
Write a conversation starting with this line: “Don’t panic and don’t make any sudden movements.”
12
Write in the voice of a character who speaks mostly in slang.
13
Write a conversation between a mother and her teenage child that occurs over text messages.
14
Two characters are trying to describe the same event, but in radically different ways. What do these conversations look like?
15
A character is responding to another’s ad in a online post. How does the conversation go?
16
Dialogue tags are the words after a line of dialogue like “said,” “whispered,” and “asked.” Write a conversation without using them.
17
Reveal someone’s life story only through dialogue.
18
Write a conversation where the two-people involved want two very different things, focusing on the tension.

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