Dialogue Workshop

Dialogue Contest and Workshop!


Dr. Gary Guinn will be teaching Dialogue on September 17 from 1-4 p.m.

Write the dialogue for the above cartoon.

Email your dialogue to Alison by September 15.

Winner gets the workshop free!!


Writing Compelling Dialogue

Learn to write crisp, compelling dialogue that creates memorable voices, brings characters to life, gives each character a distinctive presence in the work, and engages the reader.

In dialogue, characters come alive. In this workshop, students will learn how to shape dialogue with tone, emotion, tension, and misdirection using a set of specific techniques. The class will look at the relationship between voice and character and will practice using dialogue to create character.

Students will learn how to use rhythm and silence to create powerful dialogue and how to compress dialogue to make it more intense. And finally, the class will consider the most effective use of dialogue tags. To accomplish these goals, students will read examples of great dialogue and practice writing their own great dialogue through focused exercises.

Gary GuinnGary Guinn is a retired professor of literature and creative writing. He has taught creative writing workshops through Village Writing School and other venues.

His fiction has been published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. His first novel, A Late Flooding Thaw, was published in 2005. His second novel, Sacrificial Lam, will be coming out later this year.



Mark your calendar: September 17 at the Center for Nonprofits, 1200 West Walnut in Rogers. Cost: $25

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