Saturday, September 4, 2021 - 9:30am to Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 11:30am
Registration is now open. Register here.
Saturdays: September 4, 11, 18, 25 and October 2, 9:30am-11:30am
Meetings will be online; limit 12 students
This is designed to be a 5-week intensive course meeting on 5 consecutive Saturdays. Dialogue in short fiction is a thankless art: when it's done smoothly, it becomes so hypnotic that readers barely notice the craft. But when done wrong, it can derail the entire story. In this class, we will fine-tune the art of the conversation in fiction. We will discuss how to make dialogue sound natural, how to invest a conversation with stakes, how to make two characters talking as compelling a thing to read as any explosion or car chase.