PRESENTER: Teresa Funke

Friday, May 4, 9:00-11:00 

Nothing marks an amateur writer quicker and more definitively than bad dialogue. In this popular workshop, Teresa will teach you how to develop an ear for dialogue, with special emphasis on using dialogue to reveal character, build suspense and set mood, and move your story forward. Through listening and writing exercises, you'll learn how to "hear" when your dialogue is working and when it isn't. We'll also discuss pacing, tag lines, dialect and accents, slang and cussing, how to use humor, and most importantly, how to tighten your exchanges so every word counts.