Dialogue Writing

With Romy Sommer • (free preview)

Learn how to write good dialogue that is full of purpose and four key functions of dialogue.

In this webinar, follow coach Romy Sommer as she teaches you about writing effective dialogue and how to format it properly. Complete the writing exercises as you go to practice the key concepts she discusses.


About the speakers
Romy Sommer - Now Novel Writing Coach and Editor
Romy Sommer
  • Author of seven novels published by HarperCollins London, as well as seven self-published titles
  • Founder of ROSA (Romance writers Organisation of South Africa)
  • First South African to be nominated for the prestigious RWA Rita® Award

Kickstart your Novel is a six-week course that will help you write three focused first chapters and your story’s synopsis with feedback from an experienced writing coach.


Upcoming schedule

Wednesday 31 July 2024
08:00 PDT / 11:00 EDT / 16:00 BST / 17:00 SAST
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Wednesday 21 August 2024
08:00 PDT / 11:00 EDT / 16:00 BST / 17:00 SAST
First Pages Panel
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