We’ve all slogged through novels with boring, predictable, or chit-chat dialogue. In many genres, dialogue makes up half of the novel, so dialogue can make or break your bond with readers. You can learn how to craft purposeful, quotable dialogue, by discovering and applying techniques used by screenwriters and playwrights. The 4-week Crafting Memorable Dialogue Workshop offers ten practical lessons to apply immediately to your work in progress.
The lessons present:
• discovering when and when not to use dialogue
• infusing a scene with the right level of conflict
• employing text and subtext
• creating suspense
• transforming the predictable
• cutting to the chase
• individualizing characters through speech markers
• applying the stimulus/response pattern for clarity
• using three types of tags to show goals, motivations, and conflict
• and formatting and punctuating dialogue properly.
After teaching this popular workshop for ten years, I cut back on how often I offer it because of writing commitments. This will be the only time it’s available this year.
“The lessons were exactly what I needed to know and I can’t wait to go through my WIP (work in progress) and apply my new knowledge.” Debbie Curtis
“My eyes are well and truly opened now. I shall read and reread your notes on dialogue.” Roseanne Smiles
“I love your teaching style and your charts are particularly helpful for quick reference.” Sharon Lightsey
Registration opens on July 22. The workshop is hosted by Romance Writers of America’s Online Chapter. The fee for non-members is a mere $ 15.
Register through this link: August online workshop on Crafting Memorable Dialogue.