Dialogue Screenwriting Secrets

1st May 2024 7:00pm to 8:30pm, Online

What can all writers learn about writing dialogue from screenplays?

Has your prose been poleaxed by dodgy dialogue? Do all your characters sound the same? Frightened of getting the speaking parts down? Have you got too much, or too little talk happening? Want to learn how to sharpen up your character’s chat and elevate your manuscript?

Whether you’re writing for the page, stage, or screen this masterclass, led by screenwriter and novelist Angela Clarke (BBC, Netflix, Hachette, Harper Collins etc), focuses on tools to write convincing speech, manage subtext, avoid exposition dumps, and turn dowdy dialogue into the star of the show. 

This masterclass will take place online via Teams. It will also be recorded so if you are unable to attend live, you'll be able to catch-up and access the recording for up to two weeks after the event has taken place.

Speaker profiles
Angela Clarke

Angela is a screenwriter and best-selling crime thriller novelist. Angela’s currently working on new developments with Wild Mercury, SunnyMarch, FilmWave, Lookout Point, West Road Pictures, and Double Dutch Banijay. She was part of the writing team for Happy Prince’s psychological thriller Wildfire, and Indefinite Film (Channel 4’s) dramatized response to the Euro 2020 final Siege under Tony Grisoni. Angela contributed an episode to Lookout Point’s new adaptation of the Agatha Christie Tommy and Tuppence books. Her credits include; JoJo & Gran Gran S2 (CBBC) Writer. Malory Towers Podcast (King Bert / BBC Sounds) Writer. Weed, The Break S5 (BBC Studios / BBC 3) Writer. She is the author of the crime thrillers On My Life (Hachette, 2019), Trust Me (HarperCollins, 2017), Watch Me (HarperCollins, 2016), and Follow Me (HarperCollins, 2015). She also wrote the humorous memoir Confessions of a Fashionista (Penguin Random House, 2013). A sufferer of the rare genetic condition Ehlers Danlos Syndrome III, Angela is passionate about bringing disabled talent and stories into the industry. She also really wishes there were more mirrors in accessible toilets, so she could check her hair before meetings

Booking & payment

The workshop fee of £30 (incl. VAT) is payable in full online. Please note that payment instalment plans are available for all W&A events, writing courses and editing services. Contact W&A Admin on events@writersandartists.co.uk so that we can find a payment schedule that works for you.

This is a live online event which will be presented using video conferencing software. Joining instructions and full guidance will be provided by the W&A Team a week before the event start-date. Please note, all event timings are in UK time.

To view our event refund and cancellation policy, please click here.

Accessible to All

  • It’s of real importance to Writers & Artists that our events and courses remain accessible to all.

  • Writers & Artists has made one bursary place available for this event as part of our accessibility scheme. Please visit our bursaries page to find out how to apply for bursaries to the course. Please note, this bursary place has now been allocated.
  • Payment instalment plans are available for all W&A events, writing courses and editing services. Contact W&A Admin on events@writersandartists.co.uk so that we can find a payment schedule that works for you.
  • At the speaker's discretion, event materials will be made available to attendees after the masterclass.

  • A link to a recording of the masterclass will be circulated after the event. This will be made available to event attendees only, and for a time-limited period.

  • This event will include written text and visuals. Please contact us in advance so that we can make arrangements to be sure all documents appear in a format that works for you.

  • If you’d like to attend but have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility, then please email AccessWA@bloomsbury.com

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