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Say It Like You Mean It: Writing Dialogue (ONLINE)

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INSTRUCTOR: ZACH FEHST
TIME: Starts Tuesday, June 2nd, and ends Saturday, June 27th. Specific workshop times to be determined solely by participants’ specific schedules and availability.
PRICE: Early-Bird until Thursday, May 28th: $150 for members, $180 for non-members. After Thursday, May 28th: $180 for members, $210 for non-members. Become a member here. Scholarships available here.
LOCATION: ONLINE ONLY
LEVEL: All Levels
CAP: Limited to 15 Writers

Stop putting words in characters’ mouths that are flat and lifeless, inauthentic, or too on-the-nose! Instead, think of a character’s words as weapons in their fight to get what they want.

Many writers struggle with dialogue. In fact, poor dialogue is one of the marks of a novice scribe. In this course, we’ll look at some common dialogue missteps and discuss how to avoid them. Good dialogue comes from deep knowledge of our characters’ scene objectives and overarching desires, so we’ll spend time identifying and clarifying the unique subtext that makes dialogue meaningful. We’ll also discuss special cases like writing dialects and accents, and how to identify times when a scene might work best with limited dialogue—or none at all.

Each week, we’ll discuss a different aspect of good (or bad!) dialogue, and look at examples in both writing and film clips. These excerpts will guide our thinking and our writing exercises, as we apply the lessons to our own writing samples.

University of Southern California film school graduate, former TV and movie actor, and author Zach Fehst leads this fun and informative workshop.

Note about Writespace’s online workshops: Participants should plan to commit three hours per week to reading, posting, and responding to assignments in the online classroom and one to two hours per week to writing outside the classroom. Online workshops offer built-in flexibility and are ideal for writers with busy schedules, as the times participants visit the classroom are determined solely by their own availability, whether they are available at 3 PM or at 3 AM or at any other times on any other days of the week. Participants will be invited to enter the online classroom and will receive instructions the day the workshop begins.





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