Deftly Delivering Dynamic Dialogue
March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Doug Lawson
$60 Members | $65 Nonmembers
Saturday, 3/2/19 | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
How your characters speak (or don’t speak) is a key way your readers will get to know them. Are they eloquent? Overly articulate? Academic? Or are they subtle, scheming, a quiet keeper of dark secrets? The way they talk will help reveal them—if you’re thoughtful about it. In this seminar we will focus on key ways of thinking about dialogue patterns, some core techniques for developing compelling interactions that move your story along, and some secrets that will make your dialogue flow fast and furious.
About the Instructor: Doug Lawson’s fiction has been cited as a 2014 Distinguished Story by the Best American anthology, received an Honorable Mention from the O. Henry Awards, and has appeared in a good number of literary publications, including multiple times in Glimmer Train Stories and the Mississippi Review, as well as in Passages North, the Sycamore Review, and other places. He’s won Glimmer Train’s yearly Fiction Open, received a Transatlantic Review Award for fiction, a Henfield award, and a fellowship from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, and his books include A Patrimony of Fishes, Beasts of the Walking City (as Del Law), and Bigfoots in Paradise (forthcoming from Red Hen Press). He lives in downtown Cville, and his blog is online at HouseonBearMountain.com.