Originally from Lexington, Randi Ewing received her MFA in fiction in 2010 from Washington University in St. Louis, where she taught undergraduate fiction writing classes for two years. Her short fiction work has appeared in American Short Fiction, Little Star, and Joyland. She currently teaches composition and, occasionally, creative writing at Eastern Kentucky University.
Dialogue in Fiction is part of the Elements of Fiction Package ($80), which also includes The End: It’s Closer Than You Think and What’s the Point? Point of View in Fiction.
With Randi Ewing.
Dialogue takes many forms in fiction, from a single, seemingly throwaway line to a meaningful exchange between characters who haven’t spoken in years to a summary of a conversation that reveals everything. Dialogue gives characters the chance to speak their minds, but it also allows the reader into the scene, creating all kinds of possibilities for the writer. In this session, we’ll use exercises and examples to explore the different opportunities dialogue offers for movement, character development and exploring the world of the story. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME] [NEW!]