Friday, March 20, 2009

Some Goo-ey Dates

Today’s goo is all about dates. The goal of this exercise is to get you to shift your tone (and change your characters) from date to date, and from historical era to historical era.

You are going to write 16 short dialogues, each no more than 1000 words long. Each dialogue will take place in a specific historical era. Here are your 4 historical eras and 4 pairs of people engaging in dialogue.

Ancient Rome Medieval England Renaissance Italy World War II Germany
Husband and wife Lovers Two children Chance meeting, 2 people

So you need to write about a husband and wife engaged in a dialogue in Ancient Rome; another entry will be about a husband and wife engaged in a dialogue in Medieval England; and so on. Do this for all your pairs of people and historical eras, making sure to suit the dialogue and speaking style to the times in which your dialogue is set.

When you are done, post your best entry in the Comments section, or provide a link to your work. Good luck, and happy writing!

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