The way that things are said often tells more about the story than what words are actually spoken. In this exercise/game we will test our dialog skill against one another. Below is a short exchange of generic dialog. Names, tones, and interactions are all missing. Fill in the world, and turn this into a conversation. Try to make each entry different from the previous entries (without significantly changing the words spoken) “What are you doing?” “Wouldn't you like to know.” “Well that is why I asked.” “I'm looking for my shoes.” “The brown ones? They are right here.” “No. Not the brown ones. The new red ones.” “Oh yeah, those. They looked nice on you.” Example: “What are you doing?” Karen inquired. “Wouldn't you like to know.” Sarah playfully mumbled as she rooted around under the bed. “Well, that is why I asked.” Karen picked up a stuffed animal from the floor. It was Mr. Squiggiums. Sarah has cherished him when she was young, now he was just another thing amid the piles in the room. With a slight laugh she tossed him at Sarah's butt. Sarah sat up and sighed as she stretched. “I'm looking for my shoes.” “The brown ones?” asked Karen, “They are right here.” She kicked a pile of dirty clothes to the side revealing the worn old Mary-Janes. “No.” Sarah said dismissively. “Not the brown ones.” She picked them up and tossed them into the open closet. “The new red ones.” “Oh yeah, those. They looked nice on you.” Karen looked down at her own scuffed up school shoes and wished she also had new ones to wear tomorrow.