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Marni Freedman teaches Secrets to Powerful Dialogue

Date: SAturday, December 17, 2011 Time: 10 am to 2 pm Number of sessions: 1-ONE DAY CLASS! Members: $70 Nonmembers: $82 Location: The Inkspot, 710 13th St, Ste 210, San Diego, CA 92101

Do you know how to write dialogue that both rings true and resonates with meaning?  In this fun, interactive, one-day workshop you will learn easy to apply, creative tools that should be in every writer’s toolbox.  The tools you will learn will include:

•     The Page-Turning Secret: how to write a scene that sounds true to life and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat.  (includes how to enter and exit any scene)

•     Pop Off the Page: 3 easy steps to making your dialogue seriously fresh and original (including a ring-true test).

•     The Spontaneity Splash: How dialogue can come from a spontaneous place within every writer.

•     Professional Eavesdropping 101: How to train your ear to be able to capture the nuances and subtleties that translate into truly intriguing dialogue.

•     Revealing character through dialogue: explore the marriage of character and dialogue.  Learn a concrete tool that will help you deepen your scenes.

•     Choosing Your Words – a tool that can help you quickly decide what is necessary and unnecessary when writing lean, clean and charged dialogue.

Soon you will be able to analyze what makes the dialogue work, what makes it sound fresh and what keeps the reader wanting more!

*This workshop is ideal for both the beginner and the more skilled writer. You can use these tools for every type of writing including fiction, non-fiction, plays or screenplays.


Marni Freedman is a produced, published and award winning writer.  After graduating as an award winning student from the USC School of Filmic Writing, Marni began her career with her play, “Two Goldsteins on Acid,” which was produced in Los Angeles.  She worked as a script doctor for Fox Searchlight, Disney, and other film companies and worked as a script agent for the Mary Sue Seymour Agency.  One of her plays was made into a film, “Playing Mona Lisa,” and was produced by Disney. She has published articles in several magazines and online sites, worked as a ghost writer for a “how to” book series and is currently in demand as a book editor and script doctor.  Currently, around San Diego, you can find Marni teaching writing workshops at San Diego Writers Ink, UCSD Extension and running the popular San Diego Screenwriter’s group, The Writer’s Circle.