3001 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
$49 members (sign in for member pricing)
Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page.
Note: Online registration will close at the end of Thursday, Aprli 20. After that you can pay admission at the door with a check for the walk up rate – $59 for members and $119 for nonmembers – as long as seats are available. Thank you!
Location Note: This class is held in Moody Hall, Room 204. This is a different building from past years’ classes at St. Edward’s University. You can find a campus map here.
Conversation is at the heart of how we communicate, and yet writing dialogue can be a tricky undertaking. In this half-day class, we’ll study examples of great dialogue and work on writing exercises that’ll get your characters talking. We’ll also address common dialogue-related concerns:
How do you make your characters’ conversations sound natural?
How do you craft vibrant, distinguishable voices?
How do you avoid dialogue that slips too far into exposition?
Great dialogue brings characters to life as it creates conflict and drives a story forward. This class is for writers of all levels and genres who are interested in writing speech that says so much more than the words do.
About the instructor:
Natalia Sylvester is the author of the novel Chasing the Sun and the forthcoming Everyone Knows You Go Home. She is a faculty member of the low-res MFA program at Regis University. Her work has appeared in Latina magazine, Writer’s Digest, and NBCLatino.com. Her Twitter and Instagram handle is @NataliaSylv.