The InternationalWomen's Writing Guild
Free Write with Nancy Rubin Stuart
Dialogue is one of the most important tools writers use to advance a story. This course will illustrate the four purposes of dialogue; to reveal character; add tension or conflict; provide back story and dramatize the narration. Through just a few steps you’ll learn how dialogue enhances the story and makes it come alive. Simultaneously we’ll discuss its limitations. Dialogue is like spice: too much can overpower the narrative and/or bore the reader. Examples of effective dialogue are provided. So are writing exercises and if time allows, several will be shared in class
Nancy Rubin Stuart is an award-winning author/journalist whose eight nonfiction books focus upon women and social history. Her most recently published books include DEFIANT BRIDES; The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women Who Married Radical Men and THE MUSE OF THE REVOLUTION: The Secret Pen of Mercy Otis Warren and the Founding of a Nation. Beacon Press will publish her next book on Benjamin Franklin and his women in 2022. A former journalist, Nancy’s work has appeared in the New York Times, Huffington Post, the New England Quarterly and national magazines. She serves as Executive Director of the Cape Cod Writers Center in Osterville, Massachusetts.