Society of
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GR-West Webinar- Writing Dazzling Dialogue

Date(s) - 11/08/2020
3:00 pm


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A community-wide virtual presentation hosted by Grand Rapids- West
Writing Dazzling Dialogue: How to Make Your Dialogue Crisp, Credible, and Captivating presented by Erin Brown.
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Description: Our story’s dialogue can be a powerful tool that dynamically engages our reader — or a deadly weight to our story’s pace and power. What makes “good dialogue” and “bad dialogue”? How do we write great conversations on the page? And perhaps most importantly, what writing-dialogue mistakes must we absolutely avoid to make our dialogue smooth, easy, and believable? Come to this webinar and learn the Top 10 Dialogue Assassins (what to avoid), the Three Simple Tricks to Dynamic Dialogue Tags (“magical” must-do’s), and how to make our story’s conversations on the page real, captivating, and powerful — so our readers engage with our story, stay in our storyworld, and become loyal readers who share our stories with others.
Bio: Erin M. Brown, MA, MFA, has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Genre Fiction, from Western Colorado University. A professional writer and editor for over 25 years, Erin is the author of nine books, has served as writing faculty at three universities, and has developed 70+ full on-the-ground and online writing courses in fiction, nonfiction, and academic writing (including complete writing programs for independent educational companies and universities). Erin served as the Communications/Writing Curriculum Development Lead for Western Governors University, and since the 80s, has been speaking at conferences “live” and online regarding writing, reading, and teaching and learning. She is currently the director of an online writing program for middle and high school students, leads marketing and web writing for an international company, enjoys coaching fiction and nonfiction authors worldwide, and writes her own stories from her home in Kalamazoo, Michigan.