Monday, June 8, 2015

Writing Dialogue for Emotional Impact

Dear Readers,

Happy June. Summer is here now.

It has been a while since I made an entry. I've been busy with my own writing and with clients. One client I have got an agent for his script. So we've been working hard on that project, doing rewrites. Please note that even after getting an agent you will have to do rewrites. As I have told writers many times, the first and second drafts are never perfect for scripts and novels.

Today I have an post concerning DIALOG. So check it out.

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Are your characters saying exactly what they mean? Are their exchanges simply there to move the plot along? It's time to rethink your approach! Award-winning instructor, Karl Iglesias, will show you how to give your dialogue the makeover it needs. Learn how to write emotional and subtle dialogue that will leave your reader wanting more in this four-week online class. Join today!

In Writing Dialogue for Emotional Impact you will learn:
  • More than 45 effective dialogue techniques that will help you turn your story's dialogue from boring to exciting
  • The nine requirements of great dialogue
  • The most common dialogue problems found in amateur scripts and how to avoid them
  • 15 advanced, effective techniques to create emotionally-impactful dialogue
  • 10 techniques for dialogue that individualizes your characters
  • How to present information through dialogue in a way that engages the reader
  • Nine effective ways to create subtle exposition in your script
  • How to avoid "on-the-nose" dialogue and 12 techniques to turn "on-the-nose" dialogue into subtext

    Happy Writing!
    Kristin Hall
    Instructional Designer
    Screenwriters University
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    Featured Workshop

    Start Date: 6/11

     Instructor: Karl Iglesias

    Length: 4 Weeks

    About the Instructor
    Karl Iglesias teaches at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, where he’s been awarded Outstanding Instructor for 2010. He is the best-selling author of THE 101 HABITS OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL SCREENWRITERS, and WRITING FOR EMOTIONAL IMPACT. He also contributed chapters to NOW WRITE SCREENWRITING and UCLA's CUT TO THE CHASE. A graduate of Cornell University, he has worked as a script analyst and development executive for various production companies. As a script consultant passionate about great storytelling, he specializes in reader emotional response. He can be reached through his website at