Love it or hate it, creating believable, interesting dialogue is one of the most important skills to learn as a writer—and it can be one of the most challenging.
This lively presentation will focus on helping writers give voice to their characters and hone their dialogue-writing skills whether for fiction, plays, or audio dramas. Presented by Meredith Carroll and Ted Wenskus, we’ll share important tips on the uses of dialogue, examine its construction, and touch upon some of the unique challenges that face writers of speculative fiction. We’ll also share examples of good and bad dialogue (feel free to bring your own examples, too) and run a brief workshop to see these tips in action.
Meredith Carroll is an award-winning actor, director, and playwright who has been active in the Rochester theatre community for 15 years. Her two most recent co-written productions, Hedda and the epic fantasy adventure The Kingdom Next to Fid, premiered this summer at the Multi- use Community Cultural Center (MuCCC) to rave reviews.
Ted Wenskus, President of R-SPEC and Editor-in-Chief of R-SPEC Press, is a full-time writer who has had numerous stories published in fantasy and horror anthologies. He is also a playwright with over a dozen short works to his credit which have been performed in England, Australia, and New York City.
Moderator: Ted Wenskus + Meredith Carroll
Location: Barnes & Noble, Pittsford
Meeting Time: October 7, 2014 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.