Workshop: Dialogue for Regency Characters 11/01/2020 – 11/30/2020

Dialogue for Regency Characters

Instructor Name Shannon Donnelly
Workshop Start Date 11/01/2020
Workshop End Date 11/30/2020
Workshop Hosted By The Beau Monde’s Regency Academe
About the Workshop 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:

Registration closes on November 4th, 2020

Course Description:
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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:

Shannon Donnelly’s
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
“beautifully written.”

Her work has been on the top seller list of 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

Workshop Platform Closed bbpress forums on our site
Workshop Cost $25 TBM Members, $30 All others
Registration Link

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