“YOU GOT SOMETHING TO SAY?!”
For me, dialogue makes or breaks a book. Cliche dialogue typically indicates cliche characters. What do you think?
If you’re a writer, help is on the way via the 2-hour online workshop I’m teaching this Saturday in which I’ll combine lessons in character development with dialogue. If you know a writer, pass on the news! I’ll post the description at the bottom.
The Road to Flaming Great Dialogue Starts With Growing Great Characters! 9 a.m. PST (11 CST, 12 EST) Sat., March 20 only $15 for non-members hosted by the North Texas RWA
I hope to see you there!
There’s no way your character can authentically voice a fabulous comeback, desperate plea or brilliant courtroom argument until you know exactly how s/he operates! Through discussion and writing exercises in which you’ll actively work on your own characters and scenes, Martha Engber, author of GROWING GREAT CHARACTERS FROM THE GROUND UP will first explain how to grow your characters, whether for a memoir, novel, screenplay or other project. Then she’ll teach you the secret to fantastic dialogue that leads to exciting, unforgettable scenes where your characters truly speak for themselves!
Now available via all online booksellers.
For a full list of reading and workshops, visit my website.