Ready to captivate readers, write great stories and attract the attention of agents and publishers?
WRITING GREAT DIALOGUE is a detailed, comprehensive, online master class presented by award-winning novelist and writing teacher, Joan Dempsey.
Simple lessons with robust content and engaging assignments are designed to help you master the skill of writing great dialogue.
"Readers do tend to skip through novels, but they won't skip dialogue. I'm very much aware in the writing of the dialogue ... of a rhythm. There has to be a rhythm with it, a beat ..."Elmore Leonard
Because some learners preferring reading to anything else, you always have an option to read a transcript instead of watching the video. Scroll down to the bottom of each lesson to find the downloads section, where you'll find a written transcript of the full lesson.
Since this is a writing class, of course you'll have an opportunity to write! If you complete the written assignments, you'll be more apt to cement the learning in your mind. If you choose to post your response to the assignments, you may or may not get comments from other participants on what you've written, but I will read and respond to all the comments just as soon as I'm able.
There are a number of videos in this course, all of which have closed captions attached to them. As always, if you'd prefer to listen or read, both audio and full transcripts are available in the downloads section at the bottom of each lesson.
Because so many learners like to learn on the go, you're always welcome to download the audio-only version of each lesson and listen from your phone or tablet. You'll find downloadable audio in the downloads section at the bottom of each lesson.
Nearly every lesson has a discussion section attached to it, where you can review other participants' work (a great way to enhance your learning), share your own, and get and provide feedback if you wish. Please note that there is no requirement for giving or receiving feedback, so you may or may not get a response from other participants to what you post. That said, please know that I do read every comment, and will respond just as quickly as I'm able. Writing comments has value in the sheer act of writing, too, because it gives you a chance to reflect on what you're learning, a sure way to make the learning stick.