July 2018

Tell your protagonist to stop talking. This month, write a piece with only five words or less of dialogue.

But don’t just put them in a room alone. Are they communicating with someone else? Are the five words important? Do they regret what they’ve said, or do the words assuage the situation?

Or are the five words utter nonsense?

If you’re looking for inspiration, check out this list of dialogue starters.


Houdini by James Ezra

The Luna Moth by Alexandra Cline

The Crossing by Bill Cox

Salt of the Earth by Copper Rose

A Man of Few Words by Angela Wright

Confession by Carys Crossen

Even by Belinda Brady

Twittering About New Year by Ray Wright

Waiting by Luke Worthington

Romeo and Juliet by Mileva Anastasiadou

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