How do you make your characters live through what they say and how they say it? In this class, The New York Times best-selling author and veteran editor Philip Athans, leads a lively discussion on the dos and don’ts of writing dialog. This class is open to writers in any genre, and in all forms including prose fiction, screenplays, game scripting—anywhere a character might have to speak. We’ll look at positive and negative examples drawn from different media, and work through some fun exercises in listening, punctuation (yes, punctuation can be fun!), dialect, context, colloquialism, and more. All this in a single, intensive three-hour session.