Writing Prompt – Book Exercise #2

This exercise is a bit more involved than simply writing a scene. You need to write a paragraph summarizing dialogue and one where you actually have people talking. Consider when and why you would use one over the other in a scene.


She told the policeman she was sure the man she’d seen running past her wore a hoodie that was blue and dark pants. They looked like they might have been denim but she wasn’t sure. The policeman assured her she’d been very helpful.


“Officer Rice, the man I saw running past me was wearing a hoodie and dark pants,” she said.”The pants might be denim, but I’m not sure.”

“That’s fine. You’ve been very helpful,” Officer Rice assured her.

That wasn’t so hard, was it? Leave your examples in the comments below or link to them from wherever you post them. I’d love the feedback.

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!


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