Writing real Dialogue and believable Characters are essential skills for writers of all genres, not just scriptwriters.
This is a writing workshop for any writer who wants to exercise character development and to create dialogue that sounds authentic.
Who are we? What do we want to say?
Narrative Hook/Basic storytelling elements
Do you have a story to tell? Do your characters?
Who are your characters and why are they necessary?
What makes Character?
Dialogue; How do people Speak?
The Art of Eavesdropping/Listening to learn to speak
Allowed to tell the story/Point of View
Monologues and speeches
What’s Happening? What’s NOT being said?
Plot & Subtext: What happens in the story?
Why should we care? Make us care!
Conflict: Winner? Loser? Rooting for the Underdog?
Something unspoken can tantalize the reader/audience.
About the Instructor:
Lisa Lutwyche received an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College (Vermont) in 2013. Poet, artist, produced playwright, writer, and actor, she has been anthologized and published across the US and in the UK since the 1990s; Mad Poets Review; Minerva Rising; In the Questions, Poetry By and About Strong Women; the cancer poetry project 2; Sparrow’s Trill; Fiction Vortex; and more. Lisa was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her poetry in 2000 and again in 2015.
Lisa’s full-length book of poetry, A Difficult Animal, was Published by Saddle Road Press in 2016. Her latest one-act play, Juggling Act, was premiered at Old Academy Players in Philadelphia in the summer of 2017.
Lisa is currently an adjunct Assistant Professor of English at Cecil College in Maryland and at Delaware County Community College in West Grove, PA. Her background also includes a BFA in painting and a BA in art history, twenty-two years in architectural design, teaching creative writing at CCArts from 1992-2012 & teaching art and theatre to special needs adults since 2008. Her artwork has been used on the cover of several poetry collections, including Undoing Winter, by Shannon Connor Winward (Finishing Line Press), and Lisa’s own collection, A Difficult Animal.