Writing Skills: Dialogue - Pick The Right Words, Then Just Watch Your Story And Characters Improve

Elizabeth Bezant, Writer and Writing Coach

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6 Videos (26m)
    • Introduction

      1:11
    • Why You Need Dialogue

      6:30
    • Speech Tags

      6:49
    • Dialogue On The Page

      5:30
    • Dialogue Exercises

      3:43
    • Writing Project

      2:14

About This Class

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that dialogue has a huge impact on the quality of your writing. An excellent story can be completely ruined if the dialogue it contains is second rate - not something you really want, especially if you’d like your work published.

But the crazy thing is that, in most cases, all it takes to write good dialogue is… believe it or not… some basic rules and the use of a few simple techniques. It really is as easy as that.

That’s why I put together this course, to share what I’ve learned over the years. There’s also a short writing project at the end that will enable you to see just how much you’ve learned from this course and how much your dialogue writing has improved.

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Love this very helpful.
Thank you, Elizabeth! I must admit, this felt like a very beginner's course. It seems obvious to me to listen to real life/radio shows/tv dialogues, to pay attention to how my favorite writers create dialogues, and so on. My guess is that if new writers come here and watch this course, then they are curious enough to want to know more about dialogue, maybe not so much get introduced to it... Of course, this is only my opinion. I expected more new information and practical tips to improve my dialogue, but this will be good if you're not convinced about using dialogue in your story.

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Elizabeth Bezant

Writer and Writing Coach

Hi, my name’s Elizabeth Bezant and I’m an internationally-published, freelance writer and writing coach.

For the past two decades, or so, I’ve had a wonderful time inspiring and informing writers everywhere, and am currently recording my online courses while cycling around Australia as a full-time, professional house-sitter.

Over the years I’ve had a diverse range of articles, stories, columns and educa...

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