Note:  Workshop attendance counts towards the Finish the Damn Book program points.


Recent Workshops:

April 3: Show Some Character!:  Top 10 Character Development Tips

May 1:  A Guide to Plotting

June 5:  Manuscript 911


Upcoming Workshops:

Aug. 7: Rewrite the Right Way

Sept. 4: Writing the Query

Oct. 3: The Business of Books

November: NaNoWriMo!

Dec. 4: The End (Celebration and awards)




July 10, 2014

He Said, She Said, They Said: Getting Dialogue Right

7 p.m.  The NEO Center, 934 Clark Street Lansing, MI 48906

Are you struggling to make the dialogue in your novel work?  Dialogue in a novel has two tough jobs.  It needs to advance the overall storyline while building characters.  And in this process, it needs to retain legitimacy and be formatted in a manner that is specific to novels versus everyday spoken dialogue.  CCWA wants to help you turn babble into story gold!


In this workshop, we will go over best practices for writing dialogue.  We will also engage in some exercises where we will ask you to step into character with your fellow writers.


This event is free and open to the public, so bring a friend!