Dialogue Writing — Syllabus

Art and Artifice: Purpose of dialogue. A sense of reality. The illusion of reality. Stage directions. Particulars for handling prose and scripts.

How and Why They Talk: Characterization. Character and situation. Desire and conflict. Tactics.

Subtext and Such: Subtext. Exposition. Stylized dialogue. Dialect. Speeches.

Note: Content may vary among individual classes.