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Eugene Workshop: “The Plate Tectonics Theory of Dialogue” with Tex Thompson
May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm$30 - $45
When it comes to dialogue, a good scene is a ‘geologically active’ one. Like pieces of the Earth’s crust, characters clash, fold, and buckle as they interact (and yes, sometimes even bump and grind!) In this class, we’ll analyze the features of real human speech, and how to amplify and manipulate them to suit your purpose. Whether your current scene is as subtle as a tremor or as explosive as an earthquake, we’ll craft dialogue guaranteed to keep your plot moving, your pages turning, and your readers on their toes.
May 20, 2017
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: non-members $45; Willamette Writers members $30
Register to attend by emailing the Mid-Valley chapter chairs.
About Our Presenter – Arianne “Tex” Thompson
Arianne “Tex” Thompson is home-grown Texas success story. After earning a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s in literature, she channeled her passion for exciting, innovative, and inclusive fiction into the Children of the Drought – an internationally-published epic fantasy Western series from Solaris. Now a professional speaker and writing instructor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Tex is blazing a trail through writers conferences, workshops, and fan conventions around the country – as an endlessly energetic, relentlessly enthusiastic one-woman stampede.
Find her online at TheTexFiles.com.