|Dialogue for Regency Characters
Instructor: Shannon Donnelly
Active Class Dates: 11/01/20 – 11/30/20
Cost: TBM Members: $25, Non-Members: $30
To Register: https://thebeaumonde.com/classes
Registration closes on November 4th, 2020
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We all know great dialogue when we read it—and the best dialogue
seems effortless. But good dialogue takes work and a few key
ingredients. For Regency characters, dialogue also conveys status,
personality, and it is often the sparkling with needed to take a book
from average to brilliant.
What do you need to get your characters talking in ways that make for riveting, exciting scenes that have a Regency flair?
1) Your Characters’ Voices—word choices and resources
2) Conflict: Everyone Needs to Want Something
3) Making it Better Than Reality
4) Subtext: Layering Under the Words
5) Internal Dialogue – What’s too Much?
6) Invisible Tags and Punctuation
7) Accents, Ye Olde English (or regions in England matter)
8) Punch it! – Making Careful Edits
About the Instructor:
writing has won numerous awards, including an RWA® RITA nomination for
Best Regency, the Grand Prize in the “Minute Maid Sensational Romance
Writer” contest, judged by Nora Roberts, RWA®’s Golden Heart, and
others. Her writing has repeatedly earned 4½ Star Top Pick reviews from
Romantic Times magazine, as well as praise from Booklist and other
reviewers, who note: “simply superb”…”wonderfully uplifting”….and
Her work has been on the top seller list of Amazon.com and includes
the Indy BRAG Gold Medal winner Lady Chance. Her most recent Regency
novella, Davinia’s Duke, came out in July 2019.
She is the author of several young adult horror stories, Urban
Fantasy books, and computer games. She lives in New Mexico with two
horses, two donkeys, two dogs, and only one love of her life. Shannon
can be found online at shannondonnelly.com.