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2017-10/21 Make Your Book Talk with Tamara Merrill

Date: canceled Time:  Number of sessions: 1 day only Members: $45 Nonmembers: $54 Location: San Diego Writers, Ink, ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, 2nd Floor Above Women's Museum, San Diego, CA 92106


Well written dialogue will make your characters come alive. It will move your story forward, advancing your plot in a natural flow. Participating in this workshop will increase your dialogue writing skills as you will learn to use dialogue in a variety of ways.

The instructor will use inclusive examples and exercises, and a bit of lecture. Participants may bring a sample of their written dialogue for critique or inclusion in the exercises.


Tamara Merrill is left brain/right brain woman. Her skills extend from writing computer programs to drawing and painting. Tamara reads excessively (she admits to a book a day habit) and writes every day. During the 60’s and 70’s she published multiple short stories in the popular women’s magazines of that era. FAMILY LIES is her first full length novel and is book one of the Augustus Family Saga. FAMILY MATTERS, is book two of the trilogy, and continues the story of the Augustus family and their lies and secrets. Book three, FAMILY MYTHS is currently with the publisher. Her current projects are an anthology of short stories with other San Diego authors and a novel length horror story. Tamara resides in Coronado, CA. Contact her by email at


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