LPB Members: Online Course – Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write

Writing authentic dialect is a powerful tool for playwrights. Get it right and you can add an extra layer of originality to your writing and bring depth to your characters and their world. Get it wrong and your characters will be more ‘cringe’ than credible…

During this course, you’ll pick up key tips for tuning your ears to the finer details of dialect. You’ll explore speech patterns, rhythm and slang, and consider how class affects the way people speak. You’ll look at the best way to convey the specific details of dialect in your script, whilst keeping things clear and coherent for those reading or performing it.

The course is run by LPB’s Head of Writer Development who, as a native of the Black Country, has extensive experience in how to communicate regional dialect on the page! You can find more out about Kimberley here. 

How it works: the course takes the form of 10 online sessions which will include videos, exercises and resources designed to improve your dialect writing skills.

Once enrolled, you’ll be able to work through the sessions at your own pace and the course will remain live on our website in case you want to revisit it at a later date.

How to enroll on the course: LPB members will be able to access the course from the drop down ‘resources’ menu over on the members site from 13 November 2018.

If you’re not a member, you can join for just £3.63 per month and gain access to this course plus many other resources! You can find out more and sign up here.

Cost: included in members’ subscription

Dates: the course will go live on 13 November 2018 

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