Page Turning Dialogue with Kathy Otten

Pacing-Tension Page Turning Dialogue with Kathy Otten

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  1. Characters
  2. Dialogue
  3. GMC
  4. POV
  5. Voice
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One of the most common reasons manuscripts are rejected is because the author has told too much of the story and failed to engage the agent, editor, or reader by showing action. Dialogue is action. It adds tension, conflict, and drama to your story. It’s one of the best ways to engage your reader, yet it has to be crafted in such a way that it sounds natural on the page. In this workshop, through lecture, exercise, and discussion, we’ll look at why we need dialogue in our stories and how you can write the engaging dialogue you’ll need to keep your reader turning pages.
Why We Write Dialogue
  • Reveal Character
  • Create Mood
  • Create Tension
  • Add Conflict
  • Show Growth
  • Reveal Back Story
  • Include Information
  • Increase Pacing

How to Write Dialogue

Writing Dialogue
  • People All Sound Different
  • Character Names
  • Accents and Dialects
  • Fads and Swearing
  • Subtext
Internal Dialogue

  • Speech Tags
  • Action Beats
  • Unattributed Dialogue
The Grammar of Dialogue
  • Quotations Marks
  • Punctuation
  • Italics
  • Paragraphing
Kathy Otten
Start date
Oct 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM
End date
Nov 7, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Registration end date
Oct 13, 2021 at 8:00 PM
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This is my first class with Kathy and I found it excellent. She covered lots of material. Took the time to actually comment and provide useful feedback. I would not hesitate to take another class with her.
I found this class to be very helpful in developing and evaluating dialogue in my writing. Kathy gave great critiques and suggestions on dialogue. Lots of information given in this class. I found it very beneficial. Thanks Kathy!!