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SHORT STORY SUMMER COURSE #3 – Writing Convincing Dialogue with Ingrid Pers...

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WORD FACTORY PRESENTS:

2019 Short Story SUMMER Course — Workshop 3

Writing Convincing Dialogue with Ingrid Persaud: winner of the BBC National Short Story Award


Challenge yourself to spend two hours with Ingrid honing this crucial writing skill. Poorly crafted dialogue undermines all your hard work. Beautifully done it can make your work come alive. The challenge is always to create realistic dialogue that is not so realistic that it becomes boring. Getting that balance right takes time and practice. It is as much about what is said as what is left unsaid.

During this workshop we will explore ways of using dialogue to advance your story’s plot and develop character. We will also work through published examples, different formats and Ingrid will leave you with a few top tips for creating convincing dialogue.

Ingrid makes use of Trinidadian dialect in her winning short story, The Sweet Sop, and will also discuss the pros and pitfalls of dialect in prose.

Class size limited to 25 places.

THE COURSE LEADER


Ingrid Persaud



THE COURSE WORKSHOPS

Attending the full course offers continuity and a great learning experience.

Use the links below to read full details about each of the specific workshops:

  • Workshop #1: Forgotten Women with Emily Devane & Cathy Galvin - Saturday 6 April 20198
  • Workshop #2: Finding Your Voice with Preti Taneja - Saturday 25 May 2019
  • Workshop #3: Writing Convincing Dialogue with Ingrid Persaud - Saturday 15 June 2019
  • Workshop #4: Writing and Yoga with Stella Duffy & Alison Hitchcock - Saturday 6 July 2019




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VENUE

The course will be run on Saturday afternoons at Waterstones, Piccadilly unless otherwise stated. Please note: there is a slim possibility the venue will change but would still be in central London.

Further information: sophie@thewordfactory.tv


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