'Words in Play' Special Workshop: Dialing Up Your Dialogue

Have you been wishing you could get some writing instruction but ever balked at the cost or the commitment? If so, Deb McKew, a member of Portland Writers Group and a writing instructor (find out more about her and all her endeavors at www.wordsinplay.net), has offered to host a two-hour workshop on how to write effective dialogue. The workshop will include a pre-assignment (see below), in-class writing prompts, and a lesson on dialogue.

This workshop is free and for one-time only, so please take advantage of this opportunity and let both myself - Scott, PWG organizer and founder - and Deb know what you think, and maybe we can work out more of these in the future.

Pre-assignment:
Take a notebook with you wherever you go. For one week, write snippets of overheard real conversation (while you are waiting in line, sitting on a bus, dining at a restaurant). Make a list of these snippets in your notebook and bring these with you to the workshop.

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  • Roger P.

    Very enjoyable, a nice couple of hours to revisit the mechanics of dialog.

    July 12, 2013

  • Jana G.

    Hi, I really wanted to join all of you and learn from you, but I just got a assignment to give Yoga classes on Thursday nights. Is there another time I could possibly join all of you? Please let me know.
    thanks

    July 11, 2013

  • Jana G.

    Jana Gudschinsky

    July 8, 2013

  • gia c.

    Ooooo, I hope there'll be a spot for me. I got some good ones...Gia

    July 6, 2013

  • Deborah M.

    Thank you all for your interest. This will be a fun evening. Don't forget to keep a journal of snippets of conversations that you hear about town -- don't judge, just record what you hear!!

    June 15, 2013

  • Kevin S.

    RSVP-ing for both Kev and Lindy

    June 10, 2013

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