Dialogue: Don’t Let ‘Em Say What They Mean

2022 March | Business

WHEN: March 1, 2022 – March 31, 2022 via GroupsIO

Course Description:

We all know great dialogue when we read it—and the best dialogue seems effortless. But good dialogue takes work and a few key ingredients.

What do you need to get your characters talking in ways that make for riviting, exciting scenes?
1) Your Characters’ Voices
2) Conflict: Everyone Needs to Want Something
3) Making it Better Than Reality
4) Subtext: Layering Under the Words
5) Internal Dialogue – What’s too Much?
6) Invisible Tags and Punctuation
7) Accents, Ye Olde English, and Slang  
8) Punch it! – Making Careful Edits

About the Instructor:

Shannon Donnelly’s writing has won numerous awards, been a top seller on Amazon.com, and has repeatedly earned praise from Booklist and other reviewers, who note: “simply superb…” “wonderfully uplifting…” and “…beautifully written.”
Her recent novella Davina’s Duke is a BRAG Gold Medal for Indy books winner of Best Novella from Booksellers Best.
She has written young adult horror stories and is the author of several computer games. She lives in New Mexico with horses, donkeys, dogs, and the love of her life. Shannon can be found online at shannondonnelly.com.