Dialogue reveals character, dictates pacing, and dramatizes the relationships between characters. Join writer Marcia Walker for this powerful punch of a master class as she takes writers through the many ways in which to use dialogue in fiction and nonfiction.
Dialogue is one of the most powerful literary tools we can use in fiction and nonfiction. Dialogue reveals character, dictates pacing, and dramatizes the relationships between characters. Then there’s subtext — what’s not said — which is an equally powerful tool.
In this 90-minute workshop, you will learn how to use dialogue in fiction and nonfiction to create lively scenes. You will also learn the three different ways of using dialogue (summary, indirect and direct), how dialogue introduces theme and the proper format and style on the page.
In the first half of the workshop, we will examine several excerpts from fiction and discuss how authors use dialogue to accomplish several things at once. In the second half, we will do two exercises: one on conflict and the other on silence, which will strengthen your knowledge and skill of how to use dialogue in your writing.
Next Session: TBA
Instructor: Marcia Walker
For all levels of writer