Begins Monday, January 10, 2022
Open to Fiction & Nonfiction writers!
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Led by bestselling Berkley Prime Crime and Harlequin author Allie Pleiter, who has over 50 books and over 1.4 million books sold world wide!
Sure, dialogue records conversation. But it can do so much more--if you know how to wield it. Dialogue can provide subtle backstory, vivid characterization, or shoot a plot forward at high speed. Great dialogue is memorable and effective. Bad dialogue is cumbersome and can turn your reader (or potential editor) off quickly.
Multi-published author Allie Pleiter leads you through all the ways you can use dialogue within your story to pack a far bigger punch than “she said.” This is a 4-Week Course with two excellent sessions packed into each week for a total of six sessions.
- Session 1: Showing stress
- Session 2: Establishing a character
- Session 3: Launching a scene
- Session 4: Lying
- Session 5: Blurting the truth
- Session 6: Surprising your reader
- Session 7: Ending well
- Session 8: Quick Tips for better dialogue
“This was a fabulous workshop. I have read craft books on dialogue and have taken other workshops on dialogue, and none have covered the techniques that you have. I cant wait to pepper in these techniques into the MS I am currently revising and my back burner WIPs will be so much better after I have digested all the lessons. Thank you!” — Fran
“I found this class to be extremely helpful! Thank you so much for the excellent information, and great feedback!” — Galen
ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:
This class is entirely asynchronous which means you complete the weekly assignments on your own schedule. There are no set meeting times in order to allow for greater participation; your cohort will consist of writers from across different time zones, which allows for a wonderful diversity of voices.
Along with your weekly deadlines there is plenty of interaction with your instructor and your peers within Wet Ink, our dedicated online classroom. Craft materials, lectures, reading assignments, and writing prompts are all available through the online classroom. Students also post work and provide and receive feedback within the online classroom environment.
You can get the work done as you see fit week-to-week, so it is perfect for any schedule. There are discussion questions each week inspired by the assigned readings and topics in the lecture notes. Students are encouraged to take these wherever is most compelling and/or useful for them. Your instructor engages with these discussions throughout the week and you will receive feedback from all assigned writing activities.
HOW DOES WET INK WORK?
Wet Ink was built and designed specifically for online writing classes. Wet Ink is private, easy to use, and very interactive. You can learn more about the Wet Ink platform by Watching a Class Demo.
Instructor: Allie Pleiter
Class size limited to 10 writers
Starts January 10, 2022
Course is fully ONLINE; students can work according to their own schedule within weekly deadlines. Once you have enrolled the instructor will send you a link to our online classroom, provided via Wet Ink.
Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this class.
Award-winning bestselling author Allie Pleiter writes both fiction and non-fiction working on as many as four books at a time. She teaches creative people how to be consistently, dependably productive while teaching high-performing professionals how to create the vital content today’s marketing requires. The author of over 40 published titles, Allie has spent a decade in the publishing profession with over 1.4 million books sold worldwide. In addition to her own writing career, Allie maintains an active writing productivity coaching practice and speaks regularly on faith, the creative process, women’s issues, and her very favorite topic—The Chunky Method of time management..
More Student Testimonials“Implementing the Chunky Method has charged my writing with confidence, quadrupled my productivity, organized my days, and enhanced my enjoyment of life. Allie is my hero!” — Linda H.
"I was overwhelmed, but now I feel fantastic” — Michelle S.
"Before The Chunky Method, I spent years worrying about how I was ever going to finish my novel, let alone a series of stories, with a busy schedule and a demanding day job. I feel far more confident now, and the method works - it's my custom method, after all. I've already written far more than before the Chunky Method." — M.V.
"I feel empowered. I feel much more in control of the process now. I feel good that I have a plan and schedule that work with me. I feel like I am going to achieve success, and in a timely manner instead of a scattered one. Thank you again for some of the most valuable, and applicable information I've received in over fourteen years of conferences and online classes." - Becki