Dialogue Stories Worth Sharing

Time to ShareAnother from the files.

In keeping with the theme of dialogue (if you read my last post,  today’s  stories to share are the winners of the Annual Dialogue Story Contest offered by Bartleby Snopes. 

Unfortunately, Bartleby Snopes closed their doors (so to speak) in 2016. But, you can still find the winning stories and many others in their online edition, available here. Without further ado:  Here are the Winners of the Annual Dialogue Story Contest.

  1. The Boogeyman by Rebecca McDowell –  7th Year Winner
  2. Slurpie Safari by Sorrell Westbrook-Wilson – 6th Year Winner.
  3. Night Orderly by Ronald Freidman – 5th Year Winner.
  4. Open Me by Lee Snoops – 4th Year Winner.

Can you write an all dialogue story? Give it a try and share it, here in the Cow Pasture.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the subject. Join the conversation. Talk to me or tell me your story. I’m all ears.

Where Do Your Characters Come From?

I belong to two different writing groups and each time, I learn something new. The insight I gain isn’t always about writing. For example, when I worked I was respected as an excellent RN and later, an Administrator. I did my job well. The difference between me and most other women had to do with the delivery. The voice, the tone you might say. I was a very organized, focused, direct person, a strong, independent woman.

All of us bring a little something of ourselves and experiences into what we write. Whether it is in tone, voice, words or characters. I’ve discovered I bring that strong personality into my characters. I have other characters. Some with a sarcastic wit about them that bring a mischievous smile to my face. Others can be rather sexy, but by far it is the strong character that wants to take center stage. It is a challenge for me.

How do you tell your story? Is it with humor? Sarcasm? Bitterness?

When you tell a story are your characters funny? Magical? Strong? All powerful? Silly? or Loving?

Where do your characters come from? Do you tame them? Should you?

Tell me. Share. An aspiring writer would like to know.