Monday, November 16, 2015

Upcoming Workshop

Seven Bridge Sessions

He Said, She Said: Tools for Writing Effective Dialogue
With Paula Castner

Saturday, November 21, 2015
10:30 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.
Thayer Memorial Library, Dexter Thayer Room

Does your dialogue forward your plot, suggest emotion, or provide exposition? Does it reveal character and subtext? Does it sound lifelike, without being lifelike? Good dialogue is an essential skill in the writer’s toolbox, balancing summary, scene and exposition. In this two-hour workshop, a combination of lecture, discussion and written exercises, we will explore what makes dialogue effective, clarify the mechanics of written dialogue, and look at some of the common mistakes that writers make in getting conversation onto the page.

Paula Castner is a freelance writer, the wife of one, and the mother of three.  Though she received her certification for writing children’s literature, she writes in multiple genres. Her pieces have been published widely, from parenting magazines, to newspapers and online magazines; they have claimed first prizes in writing contests. She is the author of Everyone is Talking, published in Children’s Writer.  Paula she is working on a fictionalized account of a historical court case about a slave girl from Holden, MA. She currently writes for New England Condominium Magazine. 

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