• OCTOBER 17-20, 2024


Tips (and Traps) for Writing Dialogue

Writing dialogue is one of the trickiest elements of fiction—bad dialogue can sink an otherwise promising story, and good dialogue can make a mediocre story fly. This session will lead you through 10 important tips to strengthen your dialogue. We’ll look at dialogue attribution, creating the illusion of real speech, subtext, and the three biggest dialogue “traps” to avoid. (Note: this class is applicable to any kind of writing that contains dialogue, including memoir and nonfiction).

Difficulty level: all_levels


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