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.
And nothing sounds worse than “expositional dialogue,” speaking to the reader rather than to characters.
You need a Guide
Let me help you avoid common mistakes and make your character’s speech jump off the page.
As an editor I’ve helped thousands of authors craft dialogue that’s good enough to quote.
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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Hi, I’m John Matthew Fox, and I help authors write better fiction. Over the last ten years, through courses and editing, I’ve helped hundreds of authors write and publish their books.
My website Bookfox has nearly 1,000 posts to help writers, and my books include “The Linchpin Writer: Crafting Your Novel’s Key Moments” and the short story collection “I Will Shout Your Name.”
I’ve been published by the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and won fiction contests at Third Coast and Shenandoah.
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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 take a lot of writing courses and read a lot of books on writing (which tend to all 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!
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.
I always enjoy John’s courses because I learn new information. It is not a repeat of many other courses just covering the bases. He always approaches the subject with new ideas and ways of writing that I haven’t heard before. I loved it!
This is an excellent course. It is a truly comprehensive guide that reviews and provides instruction on the use of every type of dialogue that might be used in fiction writing. The method of instruction is very thought-provoking, enabling the student to see clearly the impact each type of dialogue can have on a scene.
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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