Strategies for Writing Compelling Dialogue

Strategies for Writing Compelling Dialogue

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In this OnDemand Webinar, writers study the techniques for writing great dialogue that develops both plot and character. Crime fiction presents unique challenges and opportunities for writers, and this Webinar shows how to effectively use subtext, dialect, and action to accentuate tension. Techniques for avoiding the dialogue "tennis match" and concentrating meaning are explored as well.

David Heska Wanbli Weiden, an enrolled citizen of the Sicangu Lakota Nation, is the author of the novel Winter Counts (Ecco, 2020), nominated for the 2021 Edgar Award for Best First Novel by the Mystery Writers of America. The novel was a New York Times Editors’ Choice, main selection of the Book of the Month Club, and named a Best Book of 2020 by NPRAmazonPublishers WeeklyLibrary JournalCrimeReads, and other magazines. His work has appeared in the New York TimesShenandoahYellow Medicine Review, and other magazines. His short fiction is forthcoming in the anthologies Midnight HourThis Time For Sure: Bouchercon 2021, and Denver Noir. He lives in Denver, Colorado, with his family.

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