Description of Class
What is your character supposed to do on the page? Creating scene around dialogue can be challenging, especially when you don’t want to halt the momentum. In early drafts, writers often find it hard to achieve balance among space, movement, and dialogue. How can you develop a genuine, well-paced exchange between characters?
Engaging dialogue in your story does not always have to be clever repartee, but an authentic way to illuminate your characters and ferry plot. Through utilizing the space that characters occupy and the physical objects with which characters interact inside a scene, participants will be able to construct hearty, meaningful dialogue, and in turn, a scene in which that dialogue can function and the characters can thus react.
In this single-session course, author Sahar Mustafah will guide participants through techniques that enhance dialogue in story and create scenes. This class will include close readings of model excerpts, a writing exercise, craft discussion, and Q&A.Top