More about this workshop with Lorien McKenna:
“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.” The Godfather
“Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” The Wizard of Oz
“There’s no crying in baseball.” A League of Their Own
How a character speaks is a reflection and expression of who they think they are, what they want, and what they will do to get it. Good dialogue can inspire hope or fear, can create chaos or incite passion. Dialogue is about conflict - both internal and external.
It might seem like writing dialogue comes easily to some writers, and not so much to others, but like all writing craft, it takes practice.
In this workshop, Lorien will guide you through a series of exercises to help you connect with your character’s point of view, wants, needs, secrets, fears — we will dig it all up! Investigating their backgrounds will help you flesh out the rhythms they use, if they uptalk, references they favor, do they say ’sneakers’ or 'tennis shoes'? How do they order at the drive thru? Are they kind to wait staff? Do they expect people to do what they want? How do they switch tactics? How do they avoid, convince, seduce, escape, ask for forgiveness, etc? It’s all about conflict and you will get into it!
Date: Sunday, February 26, 2023
Time: 10:00am - 1.00pm PST
Location: Via Zoom
Price: $179.00 USD
($189.00 USD for attendees outside of the U.S. due to International PayPal Processing Fees)
Register your attendance via the form below today.