Whether you're crafting fiction or creative nonfiction (memoir, personal essays, travel writing, etc.), dialogue is the chair that good stories rest on. From snappy chit-chat patter to tough-talking detectives to the language of love, this class will offer guidance in crafting conversations that crackle.
Using examples from bestselling books, you’ll be shown how to format dialogue and select appropriate dialogue tags. You’ll also learn when dialogue is required, including how to apply the CHAIR method to make sure your conversations are carrying their weight. Finally, you’ll be offered dialogue insider tips and tricks from other successful writers. This course teaches you everything you need to make your dialogue shine.
Jess Lourey teaches, travels, and writes about secrets.
She's the bestselling Edgar, Agatha, and Lefty-nominated, Anthony-winning author of nonfiction, children's books, YA adventure, magical realism, romcom mysteries, and thrillers. Jess is a retired professor of writing and sociology, a recipient of The Loft's Excellence in Teaching fellowship, a Psychology Today blogger, a leader of writing retreats, and a TEDx presenter. Check out her TEDx Talk to discover the surprising inspiration behind May Day, her first published novel. In addition to her online courses, she teaches face-to-face writing workshops for all and leads transformative writing retreats for women.
When not traveling, reading, writing, or hanging out with her family, you can find her dreaming of her next story. You can find out more about Jess on her website and by signing up for her newsletter.