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The "Let's Talk" Blogfest


Friday, I talked about the ins and outs of dialogue and how much I enjoy writing it.  It seems a lot of you share my passion for those chatty scenes, so I thought it would be fun to do a dialogue blogfest.  :)

I'm sure most of you have participated in these in the past. If you need an example, here's my entry from the Kissing Blogfest.  Blogfests are great fun and are a terrific opportunity to get your own work read and to get to know what your fellow bloggers write.

So for this blogfest, the rules are simple:

1.  On Tuesday May 18, post a short excerpt on your blog of your most sparkly dialogue scene (no, I'm not talking about Edward Cullen).  It can be anything dialogue-heavy--a laid-back chat, an all out argument, a flirty conversation, two friends ribbing each other--whatever.  The options are endless.
2.  Sign up on Mr. Linky below so that everyone will be able to come here and find your excerpt on blogfest day.
3.  Make sure you visit others on May 18 to spread the comment love.
4.  Also, on blogfest day, make sure you include a link back to THIS POST, so that everyone can find the Linky list.
5.  Optional, but appreciated:  I will be forever indebted if leading up to this, you mention the link on your blog or tweet/facebook it so that we can get as many people to play along as possible.

You can even grab this handy dandy button to post in your sidebar if you want to be uber awesome.  :)

!!!BONUS!!!: After the blogfest, I will randomly select one of the participants to win a $10 gift certificate from Amazon! (Now, if you sign up, then don't post an excerpt on blogfest day, you will be disqualified from the contest.  You must participate to be eligible. *cracks whip*)  
**Also, if you DO decide to post the above button or the link in your sidebar for at least two weeks leading up to the fest, you get an extra entry in the contest.  (Make sure you let me know in the comments if you are going to do this.)

Alright, so who's in?  Sign up below!


Let me know if you have any questions.  I'm so excited and look forward to reading all of your excerpts!  Now go on, sign up, you know you want to.  ;)

**Today's Theme Song**
"(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To" - Weezer
(player in sidebar, go ahead, take a listen)


Reader Comments (113)

Ouch, I linked as #3, but I see its not showing up ! Help ???

I really, really needed this, cos, I'd love to have some 'extra' practice on dialogues :)

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJu Dimello

Yay! Thanks for hosting this, and I'd be happy to put the button on my blog sidebar!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSummer B. P.

Ju, you're showing up as three on mine, so you're good to go. I think it takes a minute to register. But I have you! Thanks for signing up!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoni @ FictionGroupie

Sounds fun! Now if I can just remember to actually post on this one. Maybe I should set an alert on my phone or something. Hmm.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Amanda Hooper

Yay! I'm definitely in!!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMia

Sounds fun! I've added the button to my blog's sidebar.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Jo Lavin

I'm in! I'll put the button in my sidebar and that should keep reminding me of our date.
The only thing is my calendar says May 18 is Tuesday, not Friday.???

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTricia J. O'Brien

Oh hell, I put the wrong date. It was supposed to be May 14, but I guess I'll go with Tuesday the 18th now! Sorry! Thanks for telling me. *smacks forehead*

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoni @ FictionGroupie

oooh, i'm excited for this one. I better set myself a reminder on my dashboard

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFalen

I put your link up on my Upcoming Blogfest page.

Don't forget about the" rel="nofollow">Bad Girl Blogfest coming May 7!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIapetus999

Excited for this, will definitely be posting the button on my blog and hyping people up for it! Thanks for doing this!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShallee

Count me in! :-)

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShannon O'Donnell

*nervously biting fingernails -- gulp* kk- I'm in!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShelli

Yee-ha! I'm sooo excited for this one. I loves me some dialogue (just had a dialogue writing contest recently). Thanks for hosting, Roni!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlaurel

I know I said I'd never do a blogfest again, but I am all over this one! Thanks Roni!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPiedmont Writer

I dug up my old blog just for this. Is nervous and excited to join in. Sounds fun!

Linking and tweeting like crazy when I get home.



April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNotSoBadLit

This is going to be fun. I am a loquacious girl so this is right up my ally.

So excited to see everyone signing up! Thanks you guys! I can't wait to read what everyone's going to post. :)

And Anne, thanks for breaking out of your no-blogfest stance, lol, and Kristian for firing up an old blog. That's awesome. :)

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRoni @ FictionGroupie

Cool! I'm there.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGenie of the Shell

Oh yeah... adding your button to my sidebar now.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGenie of the Shell

I'll do it if I find a particularly good bit of dialogue between now and then. (And by find I mean find one that won't give too much of my plot away and that might shine with minor tweaking.)

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie McGee

I don't know yet if I will. I'll come back later tonight or tomorrow to decide!

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie Murphy

Sounds like fun. I'm already trying to decide on the right scene. I may need a reminder before the 18th, though.

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAngie

sounds like fun! count me in!" rel="nofollow">Visit My Kingdom Anytime

I love dialogue. :)

April 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersarahjayne smythe

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