Writing Prompts: Start with Dialogue

A great way to “hook” your readers is to start a piece of writing with dialogue. I wanted to focus on writing some engaging (and open-ended) dialogue that could inspire you to exercise your craft. Here you go! (I’d love to read what you come up with – feel free to share it with me!)

“Congratulations! I just heard the news. That’s so exciting!”

“Look, you’re the only one who knows the truth. So what’s it going to be? Are you going to share it or is the secret going to die with you?”

“That’s the funniest thing I’ve ever heard! What happened next?”

“You have to make a decision and you have to make it now. We’ve waited long enough…”

“Please step aside. This area is going to get really busy as soon as those doors open.”

“Can you believe it? Tomorrow’s already the big day. How do you feel?!”

“We don’t handle that kind of issue here. You’re going to have to talk to someone in another department…”

Katrina Martin

Katrina Martin is the owner of Katrina's Resources and a B-6 certified teacher in New York State. She specializes in elementary education and curriculum development. You can read her blog at KatrinasResources.com or view her educational resources on TeachersPayTeachers.com.

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