Cost $30 SRW members, $40 nonmembers.
Dynamic dialogue can sell a book that might otherwise be ignored. That’s because dialogue reaches right out to the human in us all, the one that wants contact and conversation, and if you do that well, the reader will overlook a host of other faults. So in this interactive workshop, we’ll explore practical techniques to make sure your dialogue forcefully conveys the individual voices of your characters, and purposefully pushes your plot.
In this intensive two-week class, we’ll discuss:
- Dialogue as characterization
- Dialogue as plot-action interaction
- Listen up now (The Sound of Your Dialogue)
- Make it move, set it up
Dialogue isn’t just speech. It’s conversation– action and interaction, cause and effect, stimulus and response. In this class, you’ll learn how to turbocharge those exchanges between characters with background action, introspection, judicious pauses, quote tags, and of course, vivid and individual speech.
Make your dialogue dynamic. Make it move. Make it meaningful. Make it matter.
NOTE: This is an intensive class, with a lot of material and optional assignments–great for beginners and experienced students alike, but not for writers who want quick and easy solutions. You can interact as little or as much as you like, but for those who participate, Alicia will review each assignment and provide feedback. Fun, fast, and fruitful feedback. :)
Alicia Rasley is the author of The Power of Point of View and The Story Within Plotbook. Her novel, The Year She Fell, was released from Belle Books and became a Kindle bestseller. She earned her MA in English Literature from Butler University, with the thesis The Family Vault: Women Buried Alive in Poe’s Short Fiction.
Some other accomplishments:
- RITA-award-winning and best-selling author
- Writing instructor, University of Maryland
- Former Popular Fiction visiting faculty, MFA Program
- Writing advisor, University of Maryland.
- Nationally known writing workshop leader
- Experienced content and acquisition editor
- Editing blogger: www.edittorrent.blogspot.com
- Craft of writing author: www.aliciarasley.com
- Writing blogger: www.plotblueprint.com
How to Register:
Class begins October 29, runs two weeks, and will be conducted via Yahoo group. Register by paying the course fee ($30 SRW members, $40 nonmembers) on our Payments page. No Refunds, except in the case class is cancelled.
Shortly before the class begins, the moderator will send you an invitation to join the group. The invitation will be sent to the email shown on your PayPal payment, so if you wish to use a different email address or have questions, please contact OnlineClassModerator@TucsonRWA.org.