When: October 12, 2009, 6:30p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Where: Stone Chapel, 280 East Woodmen Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Workshop Description: In fiction, dialogue allows your readers to eavesdrop on your characters. When you're eavesdropping on someone, you never know what you're going to hear. In the same way, your readers never know what your characters are going to say. If your dialogue bores your readers, you'll lose them-every time. In dialogue, every word must count. Count for what? What is your dialogue accomplishing? In her workshop Dialogue: Everybody's Talking About It, author and editor Beth K. Vogt:
- reveals five things dialogue can accomplish
- shares two surefire ways to use your dialogue to your advantage
- lists the 10 ways to make sure your dialogue is "done right," so that it passes an editor's standards
- provides interactive time for you to create dialogue using writing prompts.
Speaker: Beth is a national speaker and author of Baby Changes Everything: Embracing and Preparing for Motherhood after 35. She is the editor of Connections, the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International leadership magazine. She contributes regularly to MomSense magazine and to the Hearts at Home blog. Beth is also the national Parenting Toddlers to Teens Examiner for Examiner.com, the fastest-growing local content network in the U.S. Her stories are included in Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Tribute to Moms and The Mommy Diaries. Beth has been published in Discipleship Journal, Virtue, ParentGuide, ParentLife, and The Christian Communicator.
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