talking about dialogue

September 14th, 2011
Category: upcoming events


There are still a couple of places left in my dialogue master class coming up in Brisbane on Sunday 25 September at the Queensland Writers’ Centre. Come along if you want a day of investigating dialogue at close range.We’ll look at some conventions of writing dialogue, and the basic technical nuts and bolts. We’ll be looking character. We’ll be looking at passages of dialogue that sing and dance, from writers ranging from JD Salinger to Jane Austen to Flannery O’Connor, and examining why and how they work so well. How can we apply these lessons to our own writing? We’ll be workshopping class participants’ works in progress. Class exercises are designed to progressively build up and edit passages of dialogue in stages during the course of the day.


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