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Writers @ LPL

Writers @ LPL is a writing group hosted by Lakeland Public Library (100 Lake Morton Drive). Writers @ LPL meets the first Wednesday each month at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room . 


Workshop: Crafting Memorable Dialogue– Joni M. Fisher, presenter 

Workshop Description:

We’ve all slogged through novels with boring, predictable, or chit-chat dialogue. In many genres, dialogue makes up half of the novel, so dialogue can make or break your bond with readers.

Learn how to craft believable, quotable dialogue, by discovering when and when not to use dialogue, by infusing the appropriate level of conflict for each scene, and by individualizing characters through 12 key speech markers.

Registration required. Limited to 20 participants.

Participants interested in having their manuscript critiqued must email it to Brenda Patterson (Brenda.Patterson@lakelandgov.net) no later than Wednesday, April 5. Manuscript guidelines:

  • manuscript length: 9,000 words or less
  • Word format (.doc or .docx)  
  • double-spaced with a 1-inch margin
  • first page of manuscript should have name (and pseudonym) and email address

Ms. Fisher will make extensive comments, suggestions, and ask questions using the feature in MS Word called Track Changes.

About the Instructor:

Author Joni M. Fisher is a career journalist and private pilot. She is a PRO member of Romance Writers of America, and active in the Tampa Area Romance Authors and the Kiss of Death Chapters. She has conducted her dialogue workshop since 2010 for various writing groups and organizations. Author of the Compass Crimes Series, she is hard at work on book three. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Show more dates
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library Meeting Room
Lakeland Public Library
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Event Organizer

Brenda Patterson