dialogue fic

50 Dialogue Prompts
  1. “It’s really not that complicated.”
  2. “Close the door.”
  3. “It’s three in the morning.”
  4. “I should have told you a long time ago.”
  5. “Why are you helping me?”
  6. “You have to leave right now.”
  7. “Just trust me.”
  8. “I’ve been waiting a long time.”
  9. “You’re in love with her.”
  10. “Come here.”
  11. “We could get arrested for this.”
  12. “What are you thinking about?”
  13. “I thought you were dead.”
  14. “You’re never going to let that go, are you?”
  15. “Was that supposed to hurt?”
  16. “I can explain.”
  17. “Love is overrated.”
  18. “Watch me.”
  19. “I’ve missed this.”
  20. “I don’t believe you.”
  21. “Sometimes, being a complete nerd comes in handy.”
  22. “I don’t owe you an explanation.”
  23. “We have to be quiet.”
  24. “You’re trembling.”
  25. “I want an answer, goddammit!”
  26. “It was you the whole time.”
  27. “Tell me again.”
  28. “This is why we can’t have nice things.”
  29. “I’m not going anywhere.”
  30. “You don’t see me.”
  31. “I can’t keep kissing strangers and pretending that they’re you.”
  32. “You could have died.”
  33. “Prove it.”
  34. “I might never get another chance to say this.”
  35. “Do you regret it?”
  36. “Tell me I’m wrong.”
  37. “Lie to me then.”
  38. “You’ve thought about this, haven’t you?”
  39. “We need to talk about what happened last night.”
  40. “I never stood a chance, did I?”
  41. “I feel like I can’t breathe.”
  42. “I’m only here to establish an alibi.”
  43. “Are you drunk?”
  44. “I still remember the way you taste.”
  45. “How much of that did you hear?”
  46. “What happens if I do this?”
  47. “Why are you whispering?”
  48. “You make me want things I can’t have.”
  49. “I don’t want to screw this up.”
  50. “People are staring.”
quick note to fanfic writers

So I have noticed that there are times when I read fanfic and I really enjoy so much about it - the dialogue, the characterisation, the descriptions. And then I find my enjoyment is hampered a little bit, not a huge amount, by incorrect dialogue punctuation. I realised this is a common problem in fanfic, and I figured a quick tutorial regarding dialogue was in order. I know it seems like a small thing, but I honestly think putting a comma in the place of a full stop/period makes all the difference with a fic’s readability, and the rules themselves are fairly straightforward.

First, just to clarify, a dialogue tag is a verb (i.e. a doing word) that describes how a word is said. Examples of dialogue tags are “said”, “shouted”, “cried”, etc. If the word does not describe specifically how the word is said and instead focuses on another action by the character (such as “coughed” or “laughed” or “smiled”), it is not a dialogue tag and should not be treated as such.

So, when writing dialogue that ends with a question mark:

“Have I told you how much I love you in that dress?” He murmured. (Incorrect)

“Have I told you how much I love you in that dress?” he murmured. (Correct)

The second example is formatted correctly. Remember, you only have to capitalise a word, unless it’s a proper noun (usually names), at the beginning of a new sentence. The “he” is not capitalised because it is still the same sentence and the word “murmured” is a dialogue tag.

Similarly:

“More than a few times now.” She teased. (Incorrect)

“More than a few times now,” she teased. (Correct)

Again, that whole line is one sentence because the word “teased” is the dialogue tag that is directly describing how the dialogue is being said. Notice the comma, as opposed to the full stop/period, and also the fact that “she” is in lowercase. 

If the word you are using is not a dialogue tag, you do need a full stop/period. For example:

He coughed, “you look chilly, though.” (Incorrect)

He coughed. “You look chilly, though.” (Correct)

This is because the character coughing is separate from the dialogue itself, which is why the sentence and the dialogue are two distinct sentences. Notice that therefore the start of each sentence is capitalised.

When you continue the dialogue after the dialogue tag:

“I didn’t mean that,” Oliver said, “although I didn’t see it as breaking my vows. Not when your life was at stake.”

Note the underlined commas and the fact that “although” is in lowercase. The way you test this is simple. Simply take out the dialogue tag in its entirety, and if the sentence still makes grammatical sense, you use commas and lowercase. 

Let’s test this out.  

 "I didn’t mean that, although I didn’t see it as breaking my vows. Not when your life was at stake.“

Yep. It still makes sense, so you have punctuated correctly.

Compare that to this example:

"I remember this one too,” she said. “You know, I thought you were going to bleed to death in my car.”

Note the underlined full stop/period and the fact that “You” is capitalised. This is because the sentences are clearly separate (whereas in the last example it was a bit more ambiguous). If you’re confused, just use the test set out above - take out the dialogue tag and see if the sentence makes grammatical sense.

“I remember this one too, you know, I thought you were going to bleed to death in my car.”

If you know anything about comma splicing, you will know that that sentence is most definitely not grammatically correct, so a full stop/period after “too” is in order.

So, in summary: 

~use a COMMA and lowercase when using dialogue tags such as “said”, etc.

~use a full stop/period and capitalise the first letter when using verbs that are not dialogue tags (such as “smiled”)

~if you’re unsure when splitting dialogue with a tag in between, take out the tag and see if it makes sense as a sentence on its own. If it does, use commas and lowercase, and if it doesn’t, use a full stop/period and capitalise.

I hope that was somewhat helpful! Grammar is a strange thing - you often don’t realise you’re doing something incorrectly until it is pointed out to you, so don’t feel bad if you realise you’ve been wrongly formatting dialogue all this time! :) It’s not a huge deal, but it honestly makes such a difference for me when reading a fic and not having the flow of the story stopped because I’ve noticed the same mistake being made over and over. Anyway, my inbox is always open if anyone has any questions about this or anything else. I used to beta a lot back in my HP days, so if you’re unsure about anything grammar-wise, I’m your girl. (I mean I’m not your girl - I wasn’t making a pass at you or anything. Or maybe I was…)

short sentence prompts part 2
  1. “I’m sorry I scared you, I didn’t mean to.”
  2. “Eyes on me.”
  3. “How dare you?!”
  4. “Please never stop smiling.”
  5. “It’s starting.”
  6. “Stop talking.”
  7. “I’m stuck, I’m stuck!“
  8. “You need to see this.“
  9. “Do you understand now?”
  10. “I want to, so badly… but I can’t tell you“
  11. “I never want to see white walls ever again.”
  12. “Criss cross it.”
  13. “Tell me what you’re feeling.”
  14. “I agree.”
  15. “Stop harming yourself like this!”
  16. “My heart beats for you.”
  17. Help.”
  18. “I can’t wait to hug you.”
  19. “Take it.”
  20. “Don’t cry, baby.”
  21. “Every inch of you is breathtaking.”
  22. “No way in hell.”
  23. “You died!”
  24. “You got this.”
  25. “Do not. Tempt. Me.”
  26. “Cute, but still fucked up.”
  27. “That’s not yours.”
  28. “We are not friends!”
  29. “Thank you for making up my mind for me.”
  30. “Stop being so attractive!”

Salazar: Fuck Gryffindors

Students: Fuck Gryffindors

Quidditch Team: Fuck Gryffindors

Draco: Fuck I’m tRYING

Dialogue Prompts
  1. “Surprise, I have feelings and you just hurt them.”
  2. “In the least creepy way possible, I know where you live.”
  3. “A onesie is not an appropriate gift for my mothers birthday!”
  4. “Why would you even suggest that?”
  5. “Emotions are a luxury I don’t have time for.”
  6. “Can I borrow your pencil, and your homework.”
  7. “I just want to start over.”
  8. “I’m sorry, can we just pretend I never said that.”
  9. “You hurt her, I stab you, okay?”
  10. “I would kill for a slice of cake right now…literally”
  11. “Well this got incredibly awkward incredibly quickly.”
  12. “Woah, hold the fuck up, you did what now?”
  13. “I love you, I always have.”
  14. “Take a deep breath and please calm the fuck down.”
  15. “I miss you, but then i remember what an asshole you are and the feeling fades.”
  16. “Tell me everything.”
  17. “What happened to you?”
  18. “Hey honey…did you seriously adopt another kitten?”
  19. “How many times do I have to tell you, we are not getting a bouncy castle for my dad’s 60th.”
  20. “I know it’s hard, but get over it.”
  21. “I am not dramatic, it was a very big spider.”
  22. “How to kill the mood 101.”
  23. “You left me with no one, sorry doesn’t change that.
  24. “This is a joke right?”
  25. “Clearly I did not drink enough for this.”
  26. “I’m not quite sure how it happened, but it did.”
  27. “You only want to go because there’s free food.”
  28. “This song is so us.”
  29. “It’s too early for this, just go back to sleep.”
  30. “If I tell you I love you will you make me pancakes?”
  31. “If you sing that song one more time I will kill you.”
  32. “Honestly, I don’t want to know.”
  33. “Hold up, she said what?”
  34. “You are so sweet, and I am so sorry.”
  35. “You don’t deserve this.”
  36. “Poke me once more and see what happens.”
  37. “Ghosts aren’t real for God’s sake.”
  38. “I need to punch something, preferably their face.”
  39. “You are so extra.”
  40. “Why did you think that was okay?”
  41. “When did you become my mother?”
  42. “New drinking game, drink overtime you’re a dickhead. Oh wait I already have alcohol poisoning.”
  43. “I trusted you.”
  44. “Don’t talk to me, I need my coffee first.”
  45. “Remember that time I thought you were stalking me?”
  46. “I hate that I still love you.”
  47. “Of course it’s not your fault, it never is.”
  48. “I am this close to calling my ex.”
  49. “Maybe this really was a bad idea.”
  50. “Jesus Christ I forgot how much I hate exercise.”
  51. “Baby, please tell me you can explain why there is a hole through the window.”
  52. “Wow I can’t believe he said you were ugly, hun he is clearly blind.”
  53. “Sorry I’m late.”
  54. “I don’t know why I bother.”
  55. “I’d rather do a lot of things than eat my vegetables but you gotta do it.”
  56. “That was so romantic.”
  57. “Out of all the things you could have said, and you went with that.”
  58. “I can’t wait to see you.”
  59. “I don’t want you, I need you.”
  60. “Stop laughing this isn’t funny!”
even more random series of prompts
  • “Or, you know, you can not be boring and help me.“ 
  • "HAH, you’re as alone as I am!" 
  • "911? Yes, I’d like to report a loser." 
  • "See you in prison, pal!" 
  • "Thank god, I thought you were serious for a second there." 
  • "That got a lot more complicated than it needed to be." 
  • "Do I look like a cat to you?!" 
  • "Know this; I have all the baggage." 
  • "Time to ruin everything." 
  • "Did you know you have enough bones in your body to make a skeleton?” (B: “…Please stop talking.”) 
  • “Well this is a predicament." 
  • "I built this town with my bare hands." 
  • "Are you labeling me? And not in the metaphorical fashion, you are literally putting a label on me." 
  • "Is this what it’s like being average?" 
  • "That sigh was a lot louder than I intended it to be." 
  • "Hold me." 
  • "Hasta la vista, jackass." 
  • "This can’t be real." 
  • "I’m a romantic, I know ALL the pick-up-lines. Every single one." 
  • "Well isn’t this tubular?!" 
  • "They deny it, but they have no idea what they’re doing." 
  • "Quick, hide me!”
Banter

“Logan, you need to take a break.”

“Yeah, sure.”

“You’ve been working on this problem for hours, give it a rest.”

“That’s nice, Virgil.”

“You’re not listening to a thing I’m saying right now, are you?”

“Mmhmm.”

“Logan, I dog-eared all of your books.”

“Of course.”

“Logan, can I draw skulls on all your ties with a sharpie?”

“Fantastic.”

“My pet dragon told me that Patton is using drugs and the nomes are planning a revolution in Roman’s kingdom”

“Uh huh.”

“Thomas is planning on dying his hair neon green next. I encouraged him.”

“Neat.”

“I love you, nerd.”

“I love you too, Virgil”

“…”

“…”

“You were listening the entire time, weren’t you?”

“Of course. I was simply waiting for you to say something relevant.”

“…Dick.”

“Kiss me.”

“Fine”

DING DING DING it’s time for more sentence prompts!
  • “The leaves bristled, almost as much as the man in front of me." 
  • "God or not, I’m going to kick your ass." 
  • "Why would you even attempt that?!" 
  • "Everyone does that… well some people do that… specifically only ___." 
  • "Where will I find someone like you?” “Try the local sewer." 
  • "This is absolutely 100% accurate." 
  • "Why do you hate fencing?” “Because nobody dies!" 
  • "I’m going on a date.” “Oh man, send my condolences to the unfortunate victim that is your date.”
  • “Give me a medal!" 
  • "Who is this handsome homeless man?" 
  • "Now I’m angry." 
  • "The time has come to shut him up for good.”
  • “Hi, I need affection.”
  • “Is this some weird, reverse physiology that’s going on here?”
  • “Why is everyone pointing at me?”
  • “Watch me down this in two seconds!”
  • “Why didn’t you let me know!?”
  • “Your cat is staring at me.”
  • “For once, I am not joking.”
  • “Stop David Attenboroughing me!”
  • “I’m learning!”
  • “Can you get me some water?”
  • “She bit me!”
  • “Tell me about it, stud.” “What?” “It-it’s a reference…I swear.”
  • “How do you fall out of love?”
  • “You know, for a second there I actually thought you were going to die.”

WHICH ONE IN YOUR OTP…

  • Steals the blankets to create a blanket cocoon, and which one spends the night trying to tug out a corner of it to sleep under?
  • Takes spontaneous selfies everywhere, and which one always has their eyes closed in them?
  • Calls and makes appointments like a responsible adult, and which one would rather eat dirt than make a phone call?
  • Forgets what’s in the oven because their favorite song came on, and which one smells the smoke?
  • Changes their wardrobe with the seasons, and which one has been wearing the same three shirts in rotation for six months?
  • Goes wild in the art supply store, and which one goes wild in the office supply store?
  • Journals about their feelings every night before bed, and which one would describe their feelings at any given moment as “mad,” “sad,” or “glad”?
  • Arranges their food to look like a happy face, and which one secretly thinks it’s adorable?

alexiablackbriar13  asked:

DIALOGGUEEEE "Your fly's been undone for the last two hours but I didn't want to tell you because I've been enjoying the view, sorry."

Originally posted by smoakitup

“Your fly’s been undone for the last two hours but I didn’t want to tell you because I’ve been enjoying the view, sorry.”

“Two hours?”

“Yeah, wide open.”

“Did you see-?”

“Anything at all? Oh yeah.”

“Oh God.”

“Really glad I bought you those green boxers. I thought they were a little cliche but without the bright color I might not have noticed the open zipper.”

“Felicity-”

“That’s a lie. I look at your crotch so often I was bound to notice eventually.”

“You let me go collect the mail like this.”

“I did. I was trying to figure out if you knew or not.”

“Why would I be walking around with my fly undone intentionally?”

“I thought it was a subtle way of trying to get some sneaky afternoon sex going.”

“If I wanted that I’d be undoing your pants first.”

“Not necessarily. Remember that time in Aruba-”

“Not the same as what’s happening right now.”

“Although speaking of that time in Aruba…”

“What? Oh. OH.”

“Mmmhmm.”

“Now?”

“I’ve got nowhere to be for three hours.”

“I can do a lot of things in three hours. Especially you.”

(Help support my dog’s surgery here!)

“Name one leader who was happy.“

Magnus’ words break the silence surrounding them and Alec glances up at him with a quizzical look on his face.

They are sitting on opposite sides of the coffee table in Magnus’ living room. Alec hasn’t seen him since Magnus walked away from him at the Institute three days ago.

It’s been a busy couple days, trying to catch both Valentine and Jonathan before they destroy the world, but despite that, Alec had immediately made his way to the loft, when Magnus texted him to come see him.

“You can’t,” Magnus says, almost daring Alec to try.

So he does.

He tries to think of someone he knows to be a great leader, someone who’s happy. But all he finds is heartbreak and sadness. He thinks of Luke, a well-respected pack leader, who’s lost not only his old life but also his long time partner. He thinks of his parents, of their messed up marriage, of all the lies their entire family has been built on. He thinks of Lydia, who was so close to having both, when the love of her life was killed.

He looks at Magnus and thinks of how much grief and betrayal he’s gone through in his long life, and he has to swallow the lump in his throat before answering.

“I can’t.”

“I know. They never let you be successful AND happy.” Magnus stares off into the distance for a moment before looking back at Alec. His eyes are sad, but there’s something else in them as well.

Before Alec can figure out what it is, however, Magnus is out of his seat, legs carrying him slowly around the table and towards Alec.

“I’ll tell you a secret,” Magnus says, kneeling in front of him.

Alec almost stops breathing. The fact that Magnus is so close to him after so long makes him overwhelmed and dizzy, and it’s very clear in his voice when he speaks, words shaky and whisper quiet. “Tell me.”

“I’m going to be the first.” Magnus takes Alec’s hand in his, looking into his eyes with a determination Alec has never seen on his face before. “Swear it.”

“Why me?”

“Because you’re the reason. Because you are going to be the first one along with me.”

Magnus squeezes Alec’s hand, and suddenly the emotion in Magnus’ eyes that Alec couldn’t pinpoint before becomes clear. Hope. Magnus has hope, he has faith in them, in their future together, and he’s asking for Alec to do the same.

“Swear it,” he repeats.

Alec doesn’t hesitate; he looks Magnus directly in the eyes, feeling the same determination he saw before. “I swear it.”

“I swear it,” Magnus echoes, a small smile tugging at his lips.

He reaches up to rest his hand against Alec’s neck, thumb slowly caressing his cheek, and Alec can help but smile too.

They’re okay. They’re going to be okay.


edit: i’m gonna put the disclaimer here and i hope people will see it, but the dialogue is mostly taken from ‘a song of achilles’ just a psa i guess

You Understand Right? (Part 4): Broken Promises

Characters: Dean Winchester x Sister!Reader / Friend!Reader, Sam Winchester x Sister!Reader / Friend!Reader

Length: 989+ words

TW: Nothing in this chapter! 

A/N: This is a pretty short chapter, but I wanted to split this chapter, and the next chapter up. Also, this is part of @kas-not-cas 2.5K Writing Challenge! Honestly, whenever I do challenges, I prefer writing a separate fic that’s not a part of a series, but it just went to so well with this chapter that I couldn’t help myself! I know I got your permission to use the Prompt in a series, but if you want me to write another oneshot separate, I can totes do that! 

Prompt: “I’ve lost count of the promises you’ve broken.”

SERIES MASTERLIST


“Hey, sweetheart,” Dean greeted lowly as not to scare her. 

Her gaze was stuck to the ground, her body not moving an inch.

“We’re not going to hurt you. Do you remember us?” Sam questioned kindly, bending his knees to meet her eyes.

She nodded slowly, looking unsure of her surroundings. 

“You’re not in hell anymore,” Sam said comfortingly. “You’re safe with us.”

Y/N looked around the motel room, and finally opened her mouth. “Wh- What’s the date?” she croaked.

“It’s June 19th, 2015,” Sam answered.

The girl looked accepting of the fact that it has been nine years since her death. 

“Here,” Sam quickly said, grabbing a water bottle from the table, and handing it to her. “You must be hungry. Dean, and I were just about to head back to the bunker.”

“The bunker?” Y/N asked with her head tilted to the side.

“Yea!” Sam’s face lit up as he continued talking about their new found residence. He chattered away about the bunker for a few minutes until Dean interrupted him.

“Let’s get you some food before we leave.” There wasn’t any trace of emotions in his voice, his face as stoic as ever.

Y/N looked down at her bloody clothes, and before she could say anything, Dean had already gone through his bag, pulling a pair of shirt, flannel, and sweatpants for her to wear.

“Get changed, and then we’ll head out,” Dean instructed.

As she was in the bathroom, the two brothers turned to each other.

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anonymous asked:

Polysander with all them cuddling and it cute and adorable and yeah

Ah, hear that? that’s the sound of YES ABSOLUTELY.

Please forgive some dialogue only fic. I want to try this.

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“My leg’s asleep.”

“What?”

“I said my leg’s asleep.”

“So?”

“So move, already.”

“No.”

“Verge…”

“I said no, Roman. I’m comfortable.”

“Ow. Hey. Stop squirming, you two.”

“It’s Virgil’s fault. He won’t move and my leg’s asleep.”

“Virgil, move so Roman’s leg can wake up, please.”

“You realize those are mutually exclusive commands, right?”

“No they aren’t. They’re sequential commands. First, you move so Roman’s leg can wake up. Then you commence the cessation of squirming.”

“Fine.”

“Thank you.”

“…nerd.”

“Excuse me?”

“Kiddos, c’mon, we’re sleeping here. Can we please–”

“Ow! Ow ow ow! Son of a beesting! Ow!”

“…pins and needles, Roman?”

“More like the furious sting of a thousand angry ants! A raging fire racing through my veins! A tremendous–”

“Yeah, yeah, we get it. Your leg is waking up.” 

“Actually, what you feel are your nerves misfiring as they attempt to reboot themselves after so long without adequate blood flow. See, to maintain proper function–”

“Logan, know that I love you, and it is with great affection that I tell you to shut the heck up. I am in agony.” 

“Bet I could make it worse.” 

“Don’t you even dare think about–”

“Virgil, please don’t kick him.” 

“Aw. You’re no fun.” 

“My darlings, I fear this is the end for me.” 

“…are you serious?” 

“I don’t know how I’m going to go on. You’d best leave me behind.” 

“Behind where? We’re in bed, doofus.” 

“There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it calls to me.” 

“You’d better listen, then. Go to the light.” 

“Virgil…”

“Roman? Do you want me to kiss it better?” 

“Oh lord, please don’t.” 

“I fear I am beyond the aid of even your sweet kisses, Patton-mine. This is surely the end for me.”

“It really will pass, Roman. If you just give it just a moment to–”

“Oh! Relief! Sweet mother of mercy! I am healed!” 

“–wake up again.” 

“Are we done with this yet?” 

“I…I think the danger has passed, my dears, my loves. My darlings, you have seen me through this dark night, and I–mphf!”

“I guess that’s one way to get him to stop talking.” 

“Sure seemed effective. Though I think it’s a little unfair, kiddo. How come I didn’t get a k–mph! …Thank you, Logan.” 

“You’re welcome.” 

“I still want a kiss from Virgil, though.” 

“Fine. Come here.” 

“Does no one want a kiss from me? I am the Prince, you know. We’re renowned for our kisses.” 

“All right, then. Lean over here.” 

“Mm.” 

“Okay, now Virgil needs to kiss Logan and I need to kiss Roman and then we’ll all have kissed everyone, right? 

“Right. And then can we go back to sleep?” 

“Sleep? It’s morning!” 

“It’s five am, Logan.” 

“That’s morning.” 

“Not to me it isn’t.” 

“Fine. Two more hours.” 

“I’m not getting up at seven, nerd.” 

“Hey, kiddos–”

“Fine then. Eight o’clock, and we renegotiate as necessary. Deal?” 

“…fine.”

“Great. Goodnight.” 

“Goodnight.” 

“Night, kiddos!” 

“…it’s still technically morning.” 

Logan!!!”

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Olicity: Meal Plan

Anonymous prompt: “I don’t think I could live alone again.”

Originally posted by olicity-i-believe-in-you

“I don’t think I could live alone again.”

“Is this anything to do with my cooking?”

“It’s everything to do with your cooking.”

“I’m going to take that as a…compliment?”

“I mean, obviously us being back together is fantastic for so many reasons, and not just the being together and the sex and the cooking but all of the other reasons I’m struggling to think of when you’re cooking without a shirt, but-”

“Felicity?”

“If you knew the kind of diet I ate when we were broken up, I think you’d leave me.”

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