Book Fest: Elevated Writing: 15 Dialogue Techniques Create Masterful Prose

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Hedberg Public Library
Program Room

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Presented by Christine DeSmet and Peggy Joque Williams
Registration is suggested. Space is limited. Walk-ins welcome if seats are available.

Are you a discerning reader or reviewer? Are you a writer ready to sharpen what’s on the page of your manuscript? Many of today’s books and stories are dialogue-driven. Of course what’s on the screen is, too. What creates dazzling and dynamic dialogue versus lazy and lame? Effective writers use dialogue techniques to bring excitement and plot to the page. And what if the page or screen they face is empty? A writer need only grab a dialogue technique to re-boot the creativity. Two experienced, award-winning writers and professional writing coaches share proven techniques in this session. 

Christine DeSmet is a writing coach and developmental editor, an award-winning writer, and former long-time Distinguished Faculty Associate with UW-Madison Continuing Studies. She writes the Fudge Shop Mystery Series set in Door County, Wis. including the new release Holly Jolly Fudge Folly. She also authored the Mischief in Moonstone Series (novellas) set near Superior. She and Peggy Williams have optioned screenplays including an award-winning screenplay to New Line Cinema . Christine’s new projects include a new mystery series and children’s picture books. Her memberships: Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, and Writers Guild of America. 

Peggy Joque Williams is a freelance writer and book editor who has co-written and published two mystery novels (On the Road to Death’s Door, a Wisconsin Library Association award winner, and its sequel, On the Road to Where the Bells Toll). Peggy has also taught creative writing classes and workshops for Madison College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her memberships include Sisters in Crime, Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, and the Indexing Society of America.

Event Type(s): Adult Events
Age Group(s): Adult

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