a craft workshop for genre authors
- Format: available in lengths from one to six hours.
- Technical requirements: projector/screen if available.
INDELIBLE DIALOGUE with Damon Suede
Talk isn’t cheap. Conversations can make or break a book and help your characters pop off the page. In this hour, we’ll unpack an arsenal of tricks you can use to cut the flab in your gab and unleash unforgettable communication. Join screenwriter and novelist Damon Suede for an arsenal of nitty-gritty techniques to turn that chatter into convos that matter.
Indelible Dialogue is a practical workshop about creating conversations that move your readers and advance your story exponentially. In this session we’ll explore:
- the structure of fictional convos
- techniques for believable dialogue that doesn't drag or snag.
- the power of secrets, subtext, and context in character discussions.
- the tricks and traps of dialogue, as well as several ways to create conversations that pop.
Dialogue is one of the most powerful ways to deepen character and worldbuild quickly, so this class is suitable for writers of every experience level.
- voice exercises to develop distinct timbres for each of yoru characters,
- tools for using dialogue to shape pace, scope, and character depth
- a checklist of dialogue traps that bedevil fiction
- Exercises to develop your on-page conversational skills.
- "Indelible Dialogue" for Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference (March 2015)
- "Indelible Dialogue" for RWANYC (November 2015)
- "Indelible Dialogue" for Fiction Fest (September 2016)
- "Indelible Dialogue" for Long Island RWA (November 2016)
- "Indelible Dialogue" for Austin RWA (December 2016)
- "Indelible Dialogue" for NECRWA (April 2017)
James Scott Bell - How To Write Dazzling Dialogue: The Fastest Way to Improve Any Manuscript
William Bernhardt - Dynamic Dialogue: Letting Your Story Speak
Tom Chiarella - Writing Dialogue
Will Dunne - The Dramatic Writer's Companion
Rayne Hall - Writing Vivid Dialogue: Professional Techniques for Fiction Authors
Gloria Kempton - Dialogue
Marcy Kennedy - Internal Dialogue
William C. Martell - Dialogue Secrets
Robert McKee - Dialogue
David Nihill - Do You Talk Funny?: 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker
William Noble - Shut Up! He Explained
If you'd like to book Damon to come present a workshop for your group or chapter, just give a holler.