October 26-28, 2018 | Pasadena, CA

Dialog Basics

Best-selling author and veteran editor Philip Athans leads a lively discussion on the dos and don’ts of writing dialog. This class is open to authors in any genre and at all skill levels. We’ll look at examples and work through some fun exercises in punctuation (yes, punctuation can be fun!), attribution, verbs of speaking, colloquialism, and more. All with an eye on helping your characters—all of your characters—sound like people!