Writing Prompt: Eavesdropping

Eavesdropping by Vittorio Reggianni

At the last meeting one of the bits of advice given was about dialogue and how to make it more realistic. A trick suggested to help improve dialogue was eavesdropping on real conversations and analysing them. While that tidbit was passed over as the meeting takeaway (many are), it stuck with me in a different way.

Bad things tend to happen to people who eavesdrop in stories. So what can your character hear that will change EVERYTHING? If it’s information they must share will they make it away safely to do so? Or have you got a better idea, something that hasn’t been done before with eavesdropping?

I look forward to the results.

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About Kirstie Olley

Kirstie is the current President of Vision Writers, has had several short stories published since joining the group in 2012, has been a finalist in the Aurealis Awards and received multiple honourable mentions in the Writers Of The Future contest. She also blogs and has free fiction at her website http://www.storybookperfect.com/

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