The Ultimate Guide to Writing Dialogue
Bad Dialogue Ruins a Novel
Do your characters sound real? Does their dialogue sound natural? If not, that’s a huge turn-off for readers.
You need a Guide
Let me help you avoid common mistakes and make your character’s speech jump off the page.
I Can Help You Write Better Dialogue
This 28-video course offers everything you need
Through videos, handouts, writing exercises, and quizzes, you will learn everything you need to write dialogue that readers will never forget.
You Will Learn How To
Make Each Character Sound Different
These videos show you examples of incredible dialogue and offer practical steps to take your dialogue writing to the next level.
Perfect Your Dialogue Tags
Test your knowledge with quizzes and find a vast treasure trove of excellent dialogue examples.
Avoid Dialogue Mistakes
You’ll practice dialogue exercises for each lesson, and by the end you’ll be a wizard at dialogue writing!
By the End of the Course
- You’ll feel confident and proud about your dialogue.
- What your characters say will feel authentic.
- You’ll be closer to self-publishing or landing a publisher!
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Whether you’re just starting to write or have several books out, this course will improve your dialogue. I start with basics but escalate to sophisticated techniques.
This course is available worldwide.
You can go at your own pace. But if you do one video/quiz/writing challenge per day, the course would take just over 3 weeks. If you take it full time, it would take about a week.
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John Matthew Fox
Meet Your Instructor
With a background as an editor, I’ve helped hundreds of writers publish their books. My own book, “I Will Shout Your Name” was published by Press 53, and my nonfiction book “The Linchpin Writer” is forthcoming. I’ve been published in the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. In a former life I was a college professor — I earned an MFA from the University of Southern California and an MA from New York University, but now I focus on Bookfox full time.
John Matthew Fox
I’ve been writing fiction for over twenty years and have always considered dialogue to be one of my main strengths. But in this course, I feel I’ve learned more about the subject than I’ve picked up from books, experience, and writing groups over the last two decades. John’s presentations are super-compelling and packed with great literary examples. The writing challenges are tons of fun and seem carefully crafted to leave students with techniques that stick. I would highly recommend this course to anyone at any level of writing experience.
John Matthew Fox’s courses are the best video writing courses I’ve ever taken. I have enjoyed four of his courses and he never disappoints. The videos are clear, concise and comprehensive. His material is complete with many examples supported with PDF files to download and short quizzes to recap each lesson. A writing challenge helps reinforce each lesson at the end. I love his enthusiastic teaching approach filled with humour and dotted with visual overlays that make the information fun and easy to learn. I would recommend anyone who wants to educate themselves in the art of writing to take John’s well thought out courses.
The title is absolutely correct. The course does break down dialogue simply, systematically and sensibly. The text is great. The homework is useful. The whole course is great.
A great perspective on all the ways dialogue can be a lot more charged with energy, humor, slang, speed, and keep your readers engaged. Now I’m way better prepared to write good dialogue.
I love this course. There are videos, quizzes, and pdfs that can be downloaded and printed out. Being a word enthusiast, and while creating my own very first online course for teaching the nuts and bolts of English, I feel like I have found a diamond in the internet of crushed gravel. Ha ha! That was fun to write.
I took a lot of writing courses and read a lot of books on writing (which tend to overlap a lot and repeat the same things), yet so much of the advice and lessons in this course were completely new and valuable to me. The instructor is a natural teacher, explains concepts wonderfully, not just the writing lesson but also the effect it will have on the story, which makes it much more interesting and easier to understand. More courses like this, please!
Smart sexy in a tight tee John Matthew Fox captured my attention to keep me nourished with emboldening information in a most intriguing and riveting way with his lively dialogue and varied POV’s of camera angles that delivered, in entertaining ways, invaluable ideas and insights—an inspiration for me to become a better writer.
This course was fun, and I thought the teacher had a lot of good insights which I plan to use in my writing going forward. Much appreciated. I will be watching for more courses from this instructor.
You will love this course
I’m confident this course will help you learn how to write better dialogue. I’m so confident I offer a money-back 30-day guarantee.
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