I’ll Give You a Dialogual!

 

It’s March, the day-to-celebrate-me month, since my birthday is on the 11th (It’s also Women’s Herstory Month). 🙂 If you are feeling generous, http://amzn.com/w/1K9GG14YZG0E1, check out my wish list at that link. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. If not, than how about just reading this blog post? Okay, great, and thank you!

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I often get a new Zelda game this month , since Zelda games often come out in time for my birthday. Yesterday I got the Twilight Princess HD bundle that comes with a cool Amiibo. That’s my first one and it unlocks a special dungeon in the game. It’s also going to do something with the new Zelda Wii U game coming out in the future. I’m waiting to finish Majora’s Mask before I delve into Twilight Princess.

I haven’t been writing fiction since last year. That is in large part due to my work on iDropNews.com and the project I’m working at UCI. I’m feeling that once I finish my fellowship, I’ll be leaving the academic world for a while to focus on my fiction writing while I work for the Apple blog. That’s where I’m at right now. One reason I may be leaning this way was a pleasant surprise I received last week, a story I submitted was published on the web recently.

Dialogual, a website hosted by author Adrian George Nicolae, offers an interesting and fun idea: Write a story using dialogue and nothing else. No description, no action, no narration, just a conversation. It was tough to write something without being able to have any narration. The dialogue had to imply what was happening. That forced me to work with the characters and have them reveal themselves through their dialogue. Instead of writing about how sleazy a character is, you show it. I have trouble with that sometimes. 😉

My submission, Avoidance,  was my first try with this concept. It’s currently featured on the website, but if you want to read it just click here. It’s loosely based off a conversation I had with my friend, Mark Mushakian, but the names have been changed…oh oops. Well, it’s not something that really happened, it’s fiction. 🙂 If you’d like to take a stab at it, you can read the submission rules on the site. Every week there is a new story, he publishes them on Thursdays.

Well, if you’ll excuse me, there’s some Zelda to play…

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