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Writing Realistic Characters in Dialogue: Fiction and Non-Fiction

Course number : 19506   ID : 89070    Class Section : Spring 1
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When writers get ideas about issues, characters or events, the logical thing to do is write about them. But creating realistic characters—those that come to life and ones readers can visualize—is much harder to write.The instructor will share her expertise, provide examples, and give pointers to make the people in books become people readers recognize. We’ll do a short exercise to create an unforgettable character. Along with good characters has to be good dialogue. The way they speak is individual, yet also universal. That’s a tricky line to walk, but quite do-able if the writer knows how. There are hundreds of ways to write dialogue, yet only a few of those are right. There will be examples and we'll do a bit of critiquing along the way.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

CE South Building

Melody Groves 



Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment



Registration Closes On
Thursday, May 21, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/21/2020 - 5/21/2020 Weekly - Thu 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 113 Melody Groves