4 MODULES

With exercises

VIDEOS & GUIDES

With feedback

$39

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KEY SKILLS LEARNED
  • How to format and punctuate dialogue correctly
  • How to use dialogue to illustrate your characters
  • How to use subtext & context to write purposeful dialogue
  • How to solve common issues with written dialogue
WHO IS THIS FOR?
  • Writers who struggle with formatting dialogue correctly
  • Anyone wanting to use dialogue to develop stories
  • Writers wanting to write subtler, richer dialogue
  • Anyone looking for feedback to troubleshoot dialogue scenes

WHAT MEMBERS SAY:

What I received in learning and getting my novel out is so important! If I hadn't taken this course I don't believe I’d be able too, thank you, everyone!

— Donna

I've found some very good helps, explanations, about some things I wanted to learn more about. There are things to help me with my dashboard and more. I'm so glad I was able to get it.

— Abby

Now Novel has provided me with a wealth of information in small, easy to digest, doses so that I can methodically go back to my work and improve one aspect at a time. I find the tips provided very useful for all levels of writers.

— Eric
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COURSE OUTLINE

WEEK 01
Intro to dialogue

Learn core terms and how to format dialogue correctly.

WEEK 02
Illustrative dialogue

Learn how to write dialogue that illustrates personality, bringing characters to life.

WEEK 03
Subtext and context

Learn how to use subtleties such as subtext & context to enrich dialogue.

WEEK 04
Trade secrets / Final submission

Read tips on fixing weak dialogue and submit your final assignment for feedback.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS:

Bridget
Bridget McNulty
  • Editor
  • Features writer
  • Content strategist
  • Author of Strange Nervous Laughter (Struik/Macmillan)
Romy
Romy Sommer
  • Author of five novels published by HarperCollins London, as well as 7 self-published titles
  • Founder and Chairperson of ROSA (Romance writers Organisation of South Africa)
  • First South African to be nominated for the prestigious RWA Rita® Award
Alyssa
Fiona Ingram
  • Author and writing coach
  • Author of award-winning middle grade The Chronicles of the Stone adventure series
  • Writes Regency romances as Arabella Sheraton

An online novel writing course that's tailor-made to get you to actually write that book you've been thinking about.

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HOW TO WRITE DIALOGUE: WEEKLY AGENDA

Week 01

In Intro to Dialogue, you'll:


  • Explore the crucial ways written dialogue differs from speech
  • Read your workbook covering how to format dialogue and the crucial functions of dialogue in a story
  • Watch week one’s video, Learning from Stephen King
  • Complete the brief exercises at the end of your workbook
Week 02

In Illustrative Dialogue, you'll:


  • Examine how to use dialogue to illustrate characters
  • Learn how to use dialogue to reveal characters’ personalities and motivations
  • Watch week two’s video, Learning from Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Complete the brief exercises at the end of your workbook
Week 03

In Subtext & Context, you'll:


  • Explore what lies beneath what characters say
  • Learn how people talk differently depending on setting and context
  • Watch week three’s video, Learning from Barbara Kingsolver
  • Complete the brief exercises at the end of your workbook
Week 04

In Trade Secrets, you’ll:


  • Read additional tips for crafting effective dialogue
  • Discover solutions for common dialogue issues
  • Watch week four’s video, Learning from Quentin Tarantino
  • Complete an extract of dialogue up to 1000 words long to send to your assigned tutor for detailed feedback

Write better dialogue now: