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The Art of Putting Words in People’s Mouths [Joshua Mohr]

Time: 12:00am - 12:00am PT
Capacity: seat
Member Price: $81.00
General Price: $90.00

All Levels | Conventional advice is always advocating that strong dialogue not only furthers characterization but also pushes the story’s plot forward. How’s this done? What are characters saying, and how does each spoken word help the reader form her own opinion about the character(s), their preoccupations, biases, passions, etc.? And how are characters communicating with one another? In what way(s) is information being conveyed, its mood and demeanor? Deep discussion of techniques and examples will inspire us to write, write, write. You can only learn how to construct solid dialogue by practicing!

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