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07/23 Say Anything: How to Write Great Dialogue

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016 Time: 10am to 12pm Number of sessions: 1 day only Members: $30 Nonmembers: $36 Location: The Ink Spot in the Arts District of Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92106

From portraying character to moving the plot forward, dialogue works hard in any story. In this workshop, we’ll study examples of good dialogue and discuss how and why these work, and we’ll go over tips for how to create your own authentic, realistic voices, with writing exercises that will reinforce the major tenets of effective dialogue.

Midge will be holding TWO classes that day.  Attend both and get a discount on registration!

Other class: Looking Beyond the Web: Research Tips and Tools for Writers


Midge_Raymond_photoMidge Raymond has been a writer, editor, and teacher for more than twenty years. Her short story collection, Forgetting English, received the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction. Originally published by Eastern Washington University Press, the book has been reissued in an expanded edition by Press 53. Her stories have appeared in numerous literary journals and magazines, from American Literary Review to the Los Angeles Times magazine, and she writes for such publications as The Writer as well as on her blog, Remembering English (, which features a new writing prompt every week. Her new book, Everyday Writing: Tips and Prompts to Fit Your Regularly Scheduled Life will be published in May, 2012. Visit Midge online at


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