While every element of writing can feel challenging to master, writers often struggle most with dialogue. How do you believably portray each character’s distinctive and natural voice, move the story forward, and keep the reader engaged and wanting more—all at the same time? That’s what we’re going to work on together in this hands-on session for all levels of fiction and creative nonfiction writers. You’ll leave with plenty of information, tips, tools, and practice to ensure you write better dialogue right away.
Jennie Shortridge is a teacher, editor, and bestselling author of five novels, including Love Water Memory. Her fiction and nonfiction work has been published for over twenty-five years. From the outset, a love of writing and helping others surmount writing obstacles led her to teaching in a variety of settings, including conferences, literary organizations, and nonprofits. She is currently at work on a memoir.