Writing Powerful Dialogue with Laura Goodin

Good dialogue is the power source of fiction as well as drama: it's the writer's main tool to work with the energy of the story and keep readers immersed in the characters' lives.

As part of the South Coast Writers Centre's Online Writing Workshop Program, internationally published author Laura Goodin will run a 3-hour workshop where you will learn and practice techniques for writing crackling dialogue, and start applying them to your own writing.
On Sunday 14 June 2020 at 3:00pm to 6:00pm


This workshop will run entirely online over Zoom. Participants will receive an invitation link to join the sessions before the first session after they have booked a ticket.

You will need to register for a free Zoom account and download the Zoom app onto your device before the workshops. This process should take less than 15 minutes, but is recommended to do ahead of time.


American-born author Laura E. Goodin has been writing professionally for nearly 40 years. She attended the 2007 Clarion South workshop and holds a PhD in creative writing from the University of Western Australia. Her novels After the Bloodwood Staff and Mud and Glass are available from Odyssey Books.

Her stories have appeared in numerous publications, including the Review of Australian Fiction, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, Adbusters, Wet Ink, The Lifted Brow, and Daily Science Fiction, among others, and in a number of anthologies. Her plays and libretti have been performed on three continents, and her poetry has been performed internationally, both as spoken word and as texts for new musical compositions.

Laura has taught creative writing at Deakin University, and delivers workshops internationally and online to writers of all ages, from primary school students to postgraduate students and community-based writers. She serves as one of the editors-in-chief for Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research, and as an editorial advisor of the journal Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature.

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