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Chapter #33, Region 5 of the Romance Writers of America ® was organized in March 1983 and offers educational programs, an informative monthly newsletter, a friendly atmosphere for networking, and access to the latest information on agents, editors and publishers of romantic fiction. NTRWA's mission is to educate, support, and mentor published and unpublished members in the profession of romance writing.

 

Please join us February 18th for

 

Tex Thompson on Plate Techtonics Theory of Dialog

When it comes to dialogue, a good scene is a 'geologically active' one. Like pieces of the Earth's crust, characters clash, fold, and buckle as they interact (and yes, sometimes even bump and grind!) In this class, we'll analyze the features of real human speech, and how to amplify and manipulate them to suit your purpose. Whether your current scene is as subtle as a tremor or as explosive as an earthquake, we’ll craft dialogue guaranteed to keep your plot moving, your pages turning, and your readers on their toes.

Covers: 'ping-pong' dialogue, effective monologues, pauses and interruptions, indirect replies, conflict, 'as-you-know-Bob' dialogue, involving the reader by leaving 'holes' in the narrative

Hope to see you there!


Come to the meeting prepared to have a good time!

Doors open at 10:00.