The new date for my talk is 7/15/20
Writing Dialogue for Fiction and Memoir
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81835086804
Writer and instructor Stacey Dennick will present tips on how to write dynamic, characterizing dialogue. She’ll also cover the common pitfalls that lead to stilted, dull dialogue. Learn the three tasks all dialogue must accomplish; how to reveal more about your characters though dialogue. How to avoid stalling your story with dialogue; preventing “talking head” syndrome; recreating dialogue for memoir; dodging info dumps; best practices for dialogue tags (so the reader knows who’s saying what), and more. There will be time for Q & A.
Stacey Dennick teaches creative writing in Santa Rosa through Santa Rosa Junior College’s Older Adult Program. She holds an MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco. Her published works include news pieces for KRCB North Bay Public Media, technical and humorous stories in print and online. She’s currently working on her first novel.
Happy New Year!
Dock another minute from my 15 minutes of fame, because Dave Templeton mentioned yours truly (and included my photo) in his thoughtful Argus Courier write-up of the upcoming Writer’s Forum speaker series. I’m one of six writers presenting monthly talks on various aspects of the writing life. The presentations are free, thanks to Copperfield’s Books, and Write Spot instructor Marleen Cullen. Those of you who need a writing nudge might want to try her Jumpstart Writing Workshops. In the meanwhile, save Thursday, April 16, 2020. The presentation starts at 6:30pm and will end at 8:30. My talk is entitled “Writing Dialogue: Best Practices & Common Errors.”
I hope to see you then,
UPDATE: presentation rescheduled for 7/15/20