writing great dialogueHow To Write Great Dialogue – Workshop

This workshop will cover the key elements required in writing great dialogue for your novel, short story or other written work. It will cover 10 key points that go towards writing dialogue and will use examples to show how good dialogue works.

Dialogue can be one of the more tricky aspects of writing and sometimes is overlooked when plotting out the narrative and developing 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, this workshop has been pulled together with 10 key principles that cover all key aspects of writing great dialogue.


1. Greetings and welcome.
2. Introduction to the workshop.

10 Key Elements will be covered:
1. Dialogue must carry meaning but is not just to carry the story forward.
2. Don’t put the weight of the storyline into the dialogue.
3. Less is more – Infer all you can.
4. People Talk in Slang.
5. We second guess and apply stories to what people say.
6. Dialogue shows us a person’s character.
7. Speak and imagine the conversation in action.
8. The Invisible Layer.
9. Technical Notes on writing dialogue.
10. Most of all rewrite and don’t stress.


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