Online Writing Workshop:
Using dialogue to create compelling characters

a 3-hour ZOOM workshop for writers of all levels,
led by Lisa Yarger

Sunday, 20 September
11:00 – 15:00

(with a one-hour lunch/screen break between 12:30 and 13:30)

Cost: 30€

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How can we use dialogue to create complex and compelling characters?
What kind of dialogue engages readers and offers insights into a character's unique worldview,
personality, experiences, and background?

In this workshop, you'll learn some do's and don'ts about creating compelling dialogue.
You'll try your hand at some playful writing exercises,
with the option to share and receive feedback on the texts you create.
We'll also discuss a few sample dialogues that you'll read ahead of the workshop.

You'll leave the workshop with a deeper understanding of how dialogue helps create complex and compelling characters,
and with greater confidence in your ability to use dialogue effectively.

To register, send an email to Lisa at

Lisa Yarger is the author of the award-winning book,
Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship
(University of North Carolina Press).