You're All Talk

Challenge

Challenge Deadline: 25 Apr 2017

Writing exposition is easy. In fact, a common mistake of young writers is the infamous infodump -- writing long paragraphs and pages that do nothing more than provide background and world-building for their story. It's much more difficult -- and much more interesting -- to provide those same details but through the lens of two or more characters talking to each other.

So here's your challenge. Write a story that is nothing but dialogue. Build your world and tell us about it through the way the characters interact with each other, but use their words to convey the details of the setting and story.

You have three weeks to accept and complete this challenge. The winner receives a bright, shiny coffee bean to add to their collection.

Challenge started: 4 Apr 2017
Created by: Jim Stitzel
Challenge complete

Winning Story

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Discussion

Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

This was a difficult challenge to choose a winner. I wanted to award a win to everyone. Five stories, five different styles. Ultimately, I gave the win to Elsha because her two characters had both a straightforwardness and complexity to them that made their conversation both interesting and very real to life. Thanks for participating, everyone!

  • Posted 1 year ago
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rhubarb_j

rhubarb_j

Congrats to Elsha and thanks to Jim for an interesting challenge!

  • Posted 1 year ago
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Participants

ethelthefrog rhubarb_j HSAR ElshaHawk LoA Jae