Crafting Memorable Dialog with Joni Fisher

Character Crafting Memorable Dialog with Joni Fisher

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  1. Characters
  2. Dialogue
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We’ve all slogged through novels with boring, predictable, or chit-chat dialog. In many genres, dialog makes up half of the novel, so dialog can make or break your bond with readers. You can learn how to craft purposeful, quotable dialog by discovering and applying techniques used by screenwriters and playwrights. This class on Crafting Memorable Dialog offers ten practical lessons to apply immediately to your work in progress. At the end of each of the 10 lessons, students apply the lesson to their own work. Each student receives a 13-page handout and a critique from the instructor of the first chapter (up to 6,000 words) of the student's own manuscript.

Prerequisite: A first draft of a novella or novel.
The lessons are:
• discovering when and when not to use dialog
• infusing the scene with the right level of conflict
• employing text and subtext
• creating suspense
• transforming the predictable
• cutting to the chase
• individualizing characters through speech markers
• applying the stimulus/response pattern for clarity
• using three types of tags to show goals motivations and conflict
• and formatting and punctuating dialogue properly
Joni M. Fisher
Start date
Feb 7, 2022 at 9:00 AM
End date
Mar 8, 2022 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
Feb 10, 2022 at 12:50 AM
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