Written Dialogue Technique

Inner dialogue can be very informative and illuminating. It is much easier to keep the thread of the communication when it's written. The paper serves to hold the space, so you are free to be alternately the interviewer and the transcriber for the part with whom you are communicating. Here are the steps for written dialogue with 'the Folks:'

 

1. Write a brief sentence stating the condition or situation you wish to ask about.


2. Get connected with the Folks as in the process above.


3. Write: Hello, Folks. (No quotation marks for your own words.)


4. Make an open quotation mark ("), write the response, and close quotes (").


5. From your own point of view, write: Is it okay to ask some questions?


6. Write an open quotation mark ("), write the response, and close quotes (").


7. After each response, write: Thank you. (or) Thank you very much.


8. Write your first question, ending with a question mark (?).


9. Make an open quotation mark ("), write the response, and close quotes (").


10. Write a follow-up question, asking for more specifics, with a question mark (?).


11. Make an open quotation mark ("), write the source's response, and close quotes (").


12. Continue the dialogue, and when finished write: Thank you very much.