Are you struggling with dialogue in your novel? Maybe you feel like you’re running out of gas, dialogue-wise—like what your characters are saying isn’t quite loaded with the meaning, energy, or excitement you’re seeking. Or maybe it’s just that dialogue in your novel hasn’t been fun, lately.
If so, you might be due for a dialogue workout!
This one-session course will take you through a rigorous but playful back-to-the-basics study of dialogue in fiction. We’ll review seven basic forms of dialogue, practice “dialogue on a slant,” and consider the distinct phases of a sequence of dialogue within a larger passage. Through discussion, lively examples, and a set of interactive dialogue-based exercises (a workout), you’ll have the chance to actively revise and/or generate new dialogue for your current projects—you’ll create material that you can use right away.
You’ll leave this class with practical and immediately applicable ideas for dialogue in your novel, no matter where you are in your process.