How to Fix Dialogue in a Novel
The most common problems and the tools to fix them
How to edit dialogue with confidence
Learn how to identify and fix poorly crafted dialogue so that it drives story forward, deepens character, and engages readers.
In addition to developing the required stylistic editing skills, you'll discover how to punctuate, tag and lay out speech according to publishing-industry convention.
The webinar uses a problem/solution framework. I'll take you through the snags that crop up most often in commercial fiction written by new or developing indie writers. Then, in each, episode, we'll review the following:
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Take your time and don't be alone!
Learn at your own pace with lifetime access and live support via my Facebook group.
Why learn about dialogue editing with me?
I've line edited or proofread hundreds of novels published by mainstream presses and independent authors. But practice isn't enough ... I continue to study the craft of commercial-fiction writing and editing.
I write fiction too – short stories and flash – and have been shortlisted for the CWA's Margery Allingham Short Story Competition, the Bookseller's Future Fiction competition, and the Noirwich Crime Writing Festival's flash-fiction competition.
My approach to teaching
My teaching approach is problem/solution based. Yes, fiction editing is subjective and nuanced, but there’s still room for practical analysis that unpicks a novel’s vulnerabilities and considers the range of literary tools available to improve what’s on the page.
The course kit
Your kit includes: