Indie Bard

Full Sail: 200-Word Dialogue Exercise

Assignment Instructions:

  • Write a story involving 3 people that involves an argument or dilemma.
  • You MUST tell your entire story using ONLY dialogue and dialogue tags. (No matter how bad you want to add context or narration, you must avoid describing any actions or adding any exposition. You will lose points if you do.)
  • Craft a clear and compelling story arc with a beginning, middle, and end.
  • Create original characters. DO NOT use characters from your portfolio piece.
  • At some point in the dialogue, all three characters should be communicating in one conversation.
  • Your dialogue piece should be 200 words maximum.

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Full Sail: 250-Word Post Card Story

Assignment Instructions:

  • Write a story in the form of a letter on a postcard.
  • The story should be 200 to 250 words.
  • Tell a fictional story (in the form of a letter) about a problem, issue or conflict that you had to overcome.
  • This is a fictional story, so write from the perspective of any made up character you like, but DO NOT write about your real self.
  • This should focus on ONE story that has a beginning, middle, and end. DO NOT write about the many different quirky things that are happening in your life at the time of the event. It should involve and obstacle that the character had to overcome.
  • The story should be in first person and in the past tense.
  • This is a letter, so make sure to address it so a specific person.

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7 Days to Die: Magnum Arena

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World of Warcraft: Great and Convoluted Beginnings

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Indie Bard: Hello good townspeople! What might be the trouble here?

King Lorde Mayor: Ah, Indie Bard! It is fortuitous you have arrived. We are in grievous peril!

Indie Bard: What’s going on?

King Lorde Mayor: Well, as you know, this is the great kingdom of Gilneas. For many years we have served as a beacon of hope in this dark and evil land. Many years ago, we grew tired of our constant struggle and built a great wall surrounding our kingdom. While this great wall offered protection from the outside world, it could not protect us from ourselves. Over time, the people grew restless. Captain Rebellious rallied the people, and took up arms against me in a deadly civil war that ruined the lives of thousands. The burning and pillaging devastated the kingdom daily until we managed to capture him and lock him away. Now, we have discovered that our wall is not as impenetrable as we had previously believed, and somehow, the deadly Worgen have invaded our kingdom and are indiscriminately slaying our people. Amidst the confusion, Captain Rebellious has escaped his imprisonment and is holding the Worgen at bay atop the great walls. We have learned his followers have maintained a secret arsenal from the war, and we hope to confiscate and use it to defeat the Worgen hordes. In addition, I have just received word from my potentially evil adviser that the Worgen’s bite infects the victim with a transformative poison that — over the course of a few hours — turns the victim into a vicious wolf-beast. . . .