Mastering Dialogue: From Blah, Blah, Blah, to He Said, She Said (with Sara Rauch)
Have you ever...
...gotten the sneaking suspicion when reading that characters are talking at you?
...muddled through a conversation on the page that feels stiff, false, speechy, or preachy?
...wondered if a writer lifted a conversation verbatim from a real-life scenario?
...puzzled over why some dialogue livens a story while other dialogue bores?
...struggled with how to get more than two characters talking without confusion?
...wanted to use dialogue to convey important details and illuminate plot but don’t know where to begin?
If "yes" to any of these, this workshop is for you!
In this class, we’ll discuss how dialogue functions in writing and why some dialogue feels natural and other dialogue stiff. We’ll look at some examples and discuss what's successful and what isn’t. We’ll spend some time talking about the art of listening, which is intimately related to writing effective dialogue. Finally, we'll try our hands at some fun exercises to get your he said, she said juices flowing. Open to writers of all levels, genres, and experiences.
SARA RAUCH's prose has appeared in Hobart, Gravel, Split Lip, So to Speak, Luna Luna, and more. Her debut story collection, What Shines From It, is forthcoming in 2018 from Alternating Current Press. She lives with her family in Easthampton MA. Find her online at www.sararauch.com.
WHEN: Saturday, October 27 (1-4pm)
WHERE: Commons Coworking, in Williamsburg MA