Monday, December 7, 2009

Distinct Voices

Write a scene between your main character and his/her closest confidante using only dialogue. Make sure to make each character's voice distinct so it's easy to follow the scene without being told who's speaking.


  1. This is exactly what I needed. Thank you! I'm working on a novel, and unfortunately the voices of my MC and her best friend are not distinct enough. I will try to write the scene without the "she said," "told..." to see if it's easy to differentiate them.

  2. Hi Nathalie - I'm so glad this exercise was helpful. MC's and their friends can be so tricky to make distinct, especially since in real life friends tend to have similar speech patterns and mannerisms. But I'm sure you can do it - good luck!