The Dish on Dialogue (with Cindy Littlefield)
Writing dynamic dialogue is an art—and a bit like magic. Done well it sounds as natural as real conversation when, actually, it’s not! This workshop unveils the mystery of the illusion, offering a wealth of tips for crafting clever, relevant, and powerful dialogue designed to develop characters, convey emotion, and move the story forward. We’ll also discuss how personality influences what a character says as well as how they say it; and touch on assorted mechanics, including the proper use of tags, punctuation, and other elements that will make your dialogue sing. For inspiration, we’ll study great examples from the masters, both in fiction and film, before diving into a round of fun dialogue-writing exercises and prompts.
About the Instructor:
CINDY LITTLEFIELD’s fiction has appeared in Inside the Bell Jar, Litro, Dogzplot, and the Rose & Thorn Journal, and she was a former finalist in the Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Southern New Hampshire University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University. She is a freelance writer, editor, and writing coach who has developed and edited online and print content for a variety of publishers, including Disney Interactive Media, EDDA, and Storey Publishing. Find out more at cindylittlefield.com.
WHEN: Saturday, November 9 (10am - 5pm)
WHERE: Williamsburg MA
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