Writing Dialogue with Robin Constantine:
A Workshop for Teen Writers (ages 13-18 only)
$15 or book purchase (details below)
pre-registration required – limited to 10 students
Ever come to a part in your story where you struggle with what your characters will say? Or do your characters have a whole lot to say, but aren’t really saying anything? Do you grapple with writing realistic dialogue? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of those questions – this is the workshop for you!
In this workshop we will:
· Answer the question “What is good dialogue?”
· Get tips on how to create engaging dialogue.
· Learn dialogue pitfalls to avoid.
· Practice with an exercise to spark your creativity.
· Author Q& A
· Leave w/ inspiration, handouts & book-related swag!
Students can also enter a drawing to win a free critique from Robin of 20 pages from your completed manuscript or a work in progress. This is a rare opportunity, for young writers especially, to be offered constructive feedback from a successful published author with a busy schedule. Don’t miss out!
About the Instructor:
Robin Constantine is the author of three popular young adult novels published by Harper Collins: THE PROMISE OF AMAZING, THE SECRETS OF ATTRACTION, and THE SEASON OF YOU & ME. She grew up in the same town as George R.R. Martin but unlike him prefers to write contemporary novels and tends not to kill off characters. She loves a great rom-com which, when you think of it, could be considered contemporary realistic fantasy–or would that be an oxymoron? Good dialogue crosses genre borders, so this workshop will be helpful to writers of any sort of fiction or even narrative non-fiction.
There are 3 options for registration with this workshop. Pay & register here or you can call or come by the store to register. Please include the student’s name and age (13-18 years only).
Option One: $15 workshop fee only (does not include a book purchase)
Option Two: $15 (includes 1 of Robin’s $9.99 paperbacks and the workshop fee)
Please choose ONE of the titles below to complete registration.
The Promise of Amazing Wren is the quiet good girl who’s always done what she’s supposed to, only now, in her junior year, this passive strategy is backfiring. She wants to change but doesn’t know how. Grayson was king of St. Gabe’s until he was expelled for being a “term-paper pimp.” Now Gray is in a downward spiral and needs to change but doesn’t know how. Then one fateful night, their paths cross. What follows is the complicated, awkward, hilarious, and tender tale of two teens shedding their pasts, figuring out who they are and falling in love.
Promise of Amazing paperback + workshop registration:
Option Three: $17.99 (includes hardcover of Robin’s newest book The Season of You & Me)
The Season of You & Me Cassidy is reeling from a sudden, humiliating breakup. The last thing she wants to do is stick around and be reminded of her ex everywhere she goes. Impulsively, she decides to spend the summer with her father and his family at their Jersey Shore bed-and-breakfast. Bryan is sick of nevers. You’ll never walk. You’ll never surf. Last year he made one false move now he’s paralyzed and in a wheelchair. But this summer, he’s back at his camp job and determined to reclaim his independence and his confidence. Neither is expecting to fall in love.