According to James Scott Bell, dialogue is the fastest way to improve any manuscript. You may know the fundamentals of how to write
According to James Scott Bell, dialogue is the fastest way to improve any manuscript.
You may know the fundamentals of how to write fiction. You may be more than competent in plot, structure and characters. But if your dialogue is dull it will drag the whole story down. On the other hand, if your dialogue is crisp and full of tension it immediately grabs the reader. And if that reader is an agent or editor, sharp dialogue will create instant assurance that you know what you’re doing as a writer.
The good news is, the secrets of dialogue craft are easy to understand and put into practice. In this webinar you’ll learn:
- The 8 essentials of dazzling dialogue
- What fictional dialogue is … and isn’t
- 12 tips to make your dialogue shine
With these tools at your disposal you will never write a line of boring dialogue again.
James Scott Bell is a winner of the International Thriller Writers Award, and the author of many bestsellers, including the Mike Romeo thriller series. He served as fiction columnist for Writer’s Digest magazine and has written several books on the craft, including the #1 bestseller Plot & Structure. Jim attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where he studied writing with Raymond Carver, and graduated with honors from the University of Southern California Law School. A former trial lawyer, Jim now writes full time in his hometown of Los Angeles. His website is www.JamesScottBell.com
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