Dialogue error! i'm new & confused


#1

Here is a part of my script, the error message says “you must have a line of dialogue immediatley before a choice.” I have no idea what that means. This is my first story.

CARLY (talk_angry)
FINE! Come on Loulou let’s go.

LOULOU (talk_sad)
If you ever want to talk about what happened.. 
I'm here for you Jenna

@CARLY exits left

@LOULOU exits left 

JENNA (cry_weep_loop)

choice

} “Stay where you are”{

    LOULOU (talk_neutral_deny)
Maybe we shouldn't Jenna looks busy.

    CARLY (talk_happy_agree)
Yeah you're right.

    LOULOU (talk_happy_smile)
Let's go somewhere else and have that gossip..

}

@LOULOU exits left

@CARLY exits left


#2

There has to be someone talking before a choice.

So just put some dialogue between JENNA crying and the choice


#3

I added in another line and now an error says I can’t have one person following the other… I’m confused … again haha.

CARLY (talk_angry)
FINE! Come on Loulou let's go. 

LOULOU (talk_sad)
If you ever want to talk about what happened.. 
I'm here for you Jenna

@CARLY exits left

@LOULOU exits left 

JENNA (cry_weep_loop)

JENNA
What's wrong with me?

choice

} “Stay where you are”{


#4

You need to add dialog after JENNA (cry_weep_loop)
if you just want her to do the action, change it to @JENNA is cry_weep_loop


#5

I have an error saying the brackets are wrong.

@CARLY exits left

@LOULOU exits left 

@JENNA (cry_weep_loop)

JENNA
What's wrong with me?

choice

} “Stay where you are”{


#6

The line needs to be @JENNA is cry_weep_loop
No (). And after choice you need to change it to be

“Stay where you are” {
}


#7

If you have another choice after that it needs to look like this

choice
“Stay where you are” {
-stuff happens-
} “Option 2” {
-stuff happens-
}


#8

Still says error… what did I miss out…

LOULOU (talk_sad)
If you ever want to talk about what happened.. 
I'm here for you Jenna

@CARLY exits left

@LOULOU exits left 

@JENNA is (cry_weep_loop)

JENNA
What's wrong with me?

OPTION 2

“Stay where you are”{
}

    LOULOU (talk_neutral_deny)
Maybe we shouldn't Jenna looks busy.

    CARLY (talk_happy_agree)
Yeah you're right.

    LOULOU (talk_happy_smile)
Let's go somewhere else and have that gossip..

}


#9

@JENNA is cry_weep_loop
Not @JENNA is (cry_weep_loop)


#10

And I was just using option 2 as an example. It needs to be choice


#11

LOULOU (talk_sad)
If you ever want to talk about what happened…
I’m here for you Jenna

@CARLY exits left

@LOULOU exits left

@JENNA is cry_weep_loop

JENNA
What’s wrong with me?

choice
“Stay where you are”{

LOULOU (talk_neutral_deny)

Maybe we shouldn’t Jenna looks busy.

CARLY (talk_happy_agree)

Yeah you’re right.

LOULOU (talk_happy_smile)

Let’s go somewhere else and have that gossip…
}

Copy and paste this into your script


#12

Thank you, the script is now saved.