The Writers Bloc - Dialogue for Non-Fluent Characters

Dr. Sheri Wells-Jensen

Master Yoda says, "When other-than-English your character's first language is, speak this way, they should not!"

So how can you be respectful, accurate, effective, and avoid embarrassing your well-intentioned self when creating dialogue for people (or other critters) whose first language is not English? This live online session with professional linguist Dr. Sheri Wells-Jensen will give you an introduction to writing dialogue with a twist - either an accent from a real Earth language or something alien. Improve our craft, she will! Join us, you must!

Please note: you DO NOT need a Google account, webcam, or microphone to participate in this event. You DO need speakers or headphones to hear with, and you must provide your email address when you RSVP, so that we can send you the link to join. We will open the chat room one hour ahead of the event (1 PM Central), so that everyone has time to work out any technology kinks before go-time.

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August 06, 2016 at 2:00pm - 4pm
Google Hangouts on Air
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Jennie Komp Carolyn Rae Allen Crowley Rebecca Balcarcel Jim Kane Kalia Clark Amber Royer Seth Braun C.K. Laughlin Marsha Hubbell Michael Walton Reba Aarnos Angela Hunt Kathy Kuehne George Goldthwaite Anthony McClung Becky Liestman Michael Sperling Stephanie bazzell Jane Lumsden Benjamin Inn Wilna Gillespie Amber Draeger Kathy Rosenhammer Febe Moss Tex Thompson

Will you come?

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