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May Webinar - How to Craft Killer Dialogue
Wednesday, May 15, 2024, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Category: Workshops/Webinars

May Webinar 

How to Craft Killer Dialogue

Presenter: Andrea J. Johnson 

Host: Lisa Montanaro

Wednesday*, May 15, 7-8:30 PM ET

Join the Webinar

*Please note this webinar is on a Wednesday, rather than Thursday.


Crafting stronger dialogue is the quickest way to improve a fiction manuscript. This webinar will outline how to effectively use a character’s body language, motivation, and subtext to draft powerful scenes filled with tension and conflict. Participants will also learn how to brainstorm memorable exchanges, develop characters with unique voices, and utilize the four main types of dialogue. In addition, we will explore the best way to structure character interactions so readers remain riveted to the page.


Andrea J. Johnson is the author of the Victoria Justice Mysteries about a trial stenographer turned amateur sleuth (think Murder, She Wrote meets The Pelican Brief). She holds an M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and a copyediting certification from UC San Diego. She currently teaches creative writing and African American literature at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and her craft essays have appeared on several websites such as CrimeReads and LitReactor. Andrea has also contributed to the women’s lifestyle websites Popsugar and The List Daily. In addition, she has written a series of nonfiction books that include How to Craft a Killer Cozy Mystery, Mastering the Art of Suspense, and How to Craft Killer Dialogue. Follow her on all the major social media sites using “@ajthenovelist” then join her mailing list for a free Writer’s Productivity Workbook at www.ajthenovelist.com.

Free to all WFWA Members

Dates subject to change.