Dialogue and Setting That Keep Readers Engaged
(part of the Everything Your Need to Write a Beautiful Story series)
Dialogue is not just conversation, despite those admonitions to writers to “listen.” Dialogue is a carefully-crafted construct with a very definite purpose. And setting is equally crafted for a purpose, not just a description of the country or the room. In this workshop you will learn how these two elements can be used to control your readers’ reactions and to keep them fully engaged.
- What to Say
- How to Say it
- Setting–More than a Place
- Setting–Friend or Foe?
Nothing kills a story faster than boring dialogue. And nothing establishes the tone of a story like a well written, clearly defined setting
Learn how to handle both of these essentials in this one workshop.
This is an online event
This event happens online, meaning that you will login to view it from wherever you are. Simple instructions on how to access the live workshop will be emailed to you after you register. You will be able to ask questions to the instructor during the event. A recording of the presentation will be available for one week after the workshop date.
About the Instructor
Alison Taylor-Brown, Director of the Village Writing School, teaches everything (and more) that she learned getting an MFA in Fiction. This series is appropriate for those new to writing and for experienced writers who want to review the many complex aspects of their chosen craft.