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Wait a Minute, What about Dialogue? [Evan Ramzipoor]

Introductory | Dialogue makes up between 30 and 70 percent of the average novel — and it’s a tricky art to master. Students will learn how to write natural conversations that advance the plot and give us insight into their characters. We will conduct small group exercises and analyze dialogue in recent novels by Daniel Handler, Kevin Wilson, and Jennifer Egan. Students will then practice their skills by writing a short, dialogue-intensive scene.