Posted October 2015

Putting Words in Their Mouths


Dialogue can make or break a story. Great dialogue does more than convey who said what. It helps convey character, pace a scene, and further plot. Refresh the basics, like dialogue tags and dialogue format. Learn how to use dialogue to move your story forward.

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Tips and Tricks for Writing Dialogue

Dialogue can make or break a story. Great dialogue does more than convey who said what. It helps convey character, pace a scene, and futher plot. We'll cover basics, like dialogue tags and dialogue format, but spend most of our time learning how to use dialogue to move your story forward.

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About Lecturer

About Melissa Gardner

Melissa Gardner has been writing since she learned her ABCs. Her love of stories and storytelling was fostered by her grandmother who read to her daily. Melissa received her MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Seattle Pacific University and is now working on two short story collections. She has taught at a variety of universities since 2005, and currently teaches literature and fiction writing classes online for Southern New Hampshire University. Originally from Pennsylvania, she now lives on the Gulf Coast with her husband, three cats, and Monty, her ball python.