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WDtS Online: What We Don't Say: Writing Great Dialogue

Tuesday, May 2nd, 3:30pm-5:00pm (EST)
Online: Zoom
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The task of figuring out your characters' voices–figuring out what they say and when they say it–in your screenplay can be a daunting one. But what about focusing on what your characters don't say?

 In this fun and interactive  workshop, participants will learn approaches to dialogue and subtext in dramatic writing through prompts and writing activities. We will study examples of subtext and character voice from movie clips and script excerpts and we will cover some of the basic elements of dialogue writing in screenwriting. We will also write our own dialogue from several in-class activities and writing prompt exercises. Students will walk away with more tools to approach their dialogue writing and feel confident they can express on the page what their character does and doesn't say. Writers of all levels and expereince welcome!

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