I am a fan of Aaron Sorkin’s work. Some people find it formulaic, some don’t appreciate how he tends to recycle certain plots or phrases, but boy does the man know how to write dialogue. I am fascinated by the pace he is able to create through dialogue, and with the wordsmith that he is, I don’t care that I hear the same thing over and over again.
Evidently I’ve been on a bit of a Sorkin binge lately, and I decided that in order to appease my fascination, I will take on an exercise of writing a sort of “ping pong dialogue” for a few weeks. This is more so an exercise for myself than anything else, but feel free to comment or critique.