Dialogue can sometimes be neglected or seen as a low priority when writing fiction, but writing good dialogue can be hard and this workshop will cover the key elements required in writing great or at least good dialogue for your novel or short story.
It will cover 10 key points that all go towards writing dialogue and will use examples to show how good dialogue can work. Dialogue can be one of the more tricky aspects of writing and sometimes is overlooked when plotting out and thinking of the plot and the characters.
But it does make up an extremely important book of your story and with some careful consideration and key points to bear in mind you can make your dialogue an effective and well-written part of your story.
Using dialogue examples from writers such as C.S.Lewis to Elmore Leonard and after studying various books, watching numerous tutorials, reading over the information provided by several writers including Stephen King, Jerry Jenkins and James Haynes, and of course, also writing and reviewing my own work I have pulled this workshop together with 10 principles that cover all key aspects of writing great dialogue.
1. Greetings and welcome.
2. Introduction to the workshop.
The 10 key points will be covered:
1. Dialogue must carry meaning
2. Don’t put the weight of the storyline into the dialogue
3. Less is more – Infer all you can
4. Humans Talk in Slang
5. We apply stories to what people say
6. Dialogue shows us a person’s character
7. Speak or Imagine the Conversation in Action
8. The Invisible Layer
9. Technical Notes on writing Dialogue
10. Most of all rewrite and don’t stress
This workshop will be held online using Zoom and to sign up please see the sign link here: SIGN UP
Please note refunds are not provided for this workshop, but if you can’t make the meetup after booking on please get in touch and we will look at keeping a space for you on an upcoming workshop at no cost.
If you have any questions please do get in touch.