Dialog, it is not just people talking!

***I just wanted to let everyone know, I have revamped every single one of my classes. I have learned so much this year about how to better these events, that I re-did them all. So, even if you have attended these classes before, I guarantee you there will be new information in them.***

Dialogue, that is, well written dialogue in fiction, is one of the hardest things to master. That’s because dialogue in fiction is not simply conversation. It is conversation with drama that also needs to move the plot of the story while giving the reader insight into the inner workings of your characters. Sounds like a lot? It is. Join award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake as he gives you some insights on how to craft dialogue that will not only sound realistic, but be relevant to your story.

Please download and print out the class handout to bring with you as one will not be provided. Find it, along with other handouts, in the my MAD writing section of my website at www.maxwellalexanderdrake.com.



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  • Dawnyale H.

    Dialogue difficult to master MAD helps to try to clarify what one needs to do to create great dialogue.

    1 · May 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is a great class to study techniques on how to use dialogue to advance the plot of a story and immerse the reader in the actions and reactions of characters beyond just the words the characters say. MAD offers simple tools and literary tricks for escaping the "he said - he said - that's what she said" trap.

    May 6, 2013

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