Say What? Writing Dialogue

Saturday, April 27 - 1:00 PM

Dialogue is a utility tool in the toolbox of skilled writers. What people say—and how they say it—can develop the characters, contextualize relationships, add to tension, move the plot, convey backstory, and so much more.

In this two-part seminar, we’ll cover everything from the basics and best practices of dialogue tags to nuanced techniques like giving your characters metaphor families that make them sound like only they can. The first session will cover key concepts, include readings for discussion, and address participants’ questions. Participants will leave with a set of activities to complete to apply the concepts during the time between sessions. In our second session, we’ll discuss the results of participants’ work, respond to dialogue writing prompts, and address any additional questions.

This seminar is a good fit for prose writers, and both newer and more experienced writers should gain some new insights to apply in their writing.



Instructor: Kristie Smeltzer

Event Type
Lecture / Workshop


WriterHouse, Inc.

Date / Time

Saturday, April 27, 2024
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


(434) 282-6643
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