New Mini-Course?

Question is, Would you like to have a new mini-course on Dialogue like the current mini-course on Plotting?

Answers are either YES or NO

Comments and questions about dialogue are welcome.

Freakin’ Survey Gizmo didn’t work this time, either.

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65 comments… add one
  • KalevTait Mar 15, 2008 @ 5:54

    Yes. I’d finish with the courses in the Feburary sucks bundle first, but once I’ve done that I’ll likely continue getting whatever courses you put out. I find the implicit encouragement in your courses inspiring enough that they are worth it even without the content.

  • klharrds Mar 15, 2008 @ 4:27

    I’d love to get a Beta Copy. As for spoilers, i think i’ll wait until I’ve read part one, Ruby Key and before reading it. We’ve only got til May to wait. You did say it was only for fun right?

  • Linda Visman Mar 15, 2008 @ 3:36

    Whatever I know, it’s not as much as I think I know. So – yes, please!

  • meg Mar 15, 2008 @ 1:19

    Yes! Thank you !

  • TimK Mar 15, 2008 @ 0:38

    Yes. I would sign up for it, Holly. I’m always interested to hear what you have to say on any writing topic.

    Sincerely,
    -TimK

  • mikazuki Mar 14, 2008 @ 22:18

    Yes, most definately. Personally, dialogue is one of my biggest issues.

  • hopefulauthor Mar 14, 2008 @ 20:25

    hopeful says Yes!

  • Madwise Mar 14, 2008 @ 19:20

    Yes

  • magickelise Mar 14, 2008 @ 19:12

    Yes. Oh, yes. As I found, by writing, that for some reason my characters are pretty chatty.

  • tkeller Mar 14, 2008 @ 18:53

    YES. 😀 (Agreed with CrstinWriter)

  • CrstlnWriter Mar 14, 2008 @ 18:18

    Yes. Writers can always use help with their writing.

  • LisaM Mar 14, 2008 @ 18:10

    Yes, I would be very interested in a course on dialogue.

  • talithakalago Mar 14, 2008 @ 17:18

    Yes. I would be interesting to read what you have to say about it.

  • Wolfhardt Mar 14, 2008 @ 16:39

    Let me think a moment … YES!!! of course^^. Plot and action are no Problem for, but my dialog allways seem clunky to me

  • whittcfw Mar 14, 2008 @ 16:25

    I love you other courses they’ve helped me a lot with my writing so all I can say is yes, yes, yes to a dialogue mini course.

  • Blackfire Mar 14, 2008 @ 15:51

    Yes please, it would be wonderful

  • InkGypsy Mar 14, 2008 @ 14:33

    Yes (always open to learning more).

  • oldedi Mar 14, 2008 @ 14:19

    Count me in, YES!

  • SeraPhyn Mar 14, 2008 @ 14:04

    Yes! Definitely!

  • Lenneth Mar 14, 2008 @ 13:23

    Yes, please!

  • WordLover Mar 14, 2008 @ 13:21

    YES! Please!

  • Jass Mar 14, 2008 @ 13:11

    Please and thank you, Holly.

  • CrimsonLadyBug Mar 14, 2008 @ 13:02

    Yes, this is a great idea. The plotting one was really good. It would be great if this could be a series.

  • Deedlit Mar 14, 2008 @ 13:01

    Yes 🙂

  • Kyralae Mar 14, 2008 @ 12:30

    Great idea and something I really need help with – yes, yes, yes!

    Thank you Holly.

  • RMSolberg Mar 14, 2008 @ 11:38

    Yes, please thank you! 🙂

    GREAT idea!

  • Ulfgeir Mar 14, 2008 @ 10:49

    Yes. Wonderful idea!

  • lmsignorelli Mar 14, 2008 @ 10:27

    A resounding YES to a mini-course on dialogue!

  • Drake_Tesla Mar 14, 2008 @ 10:23

    Yes, please. If it wouldn’t take your time and attention from something else you really ought to be doing.

    I feel that dialogue is one of my strengths. (I’ve written a couple of plays, and theatre’s a good training ground. An amateur actor or director who really adores community theatre makes a knowledgeable and outspoken critic.) That said, sometimes you gain more from polishing your strengths than from dragging your weaknesses up to a better class of mediocre.

  • wisemoon Mar 14, 2008 @ 10:16

    YES! Definitely.

    megan

  • mighty_mite Mar 14, 2008 @ 10:16

    Yes! I’d love to see what you’ve got to say on the subject.

  • Ameasha Mar 14, 2008 @ 10:11

    Yes I would love and appreciate a new mini-course on Dialogue like the current mini-course on Plotting? I can use all the help I can get.
    Ameasha

  • KaosTheory Mar 14, 2008 @ 10:08

    A most definite yes! 🙂

  • lizb Mar 14, 2008 @ 10:01

    Yes.

  • prayleen Mar 14, 2008 @ 9:40

    yes please.

    Thanks Holly!

  • dpace17 Mar 14, 2008 @ 9:34

    ABSOLUTELY!!!….. we can never learn enough, there’s always room for improvement.

  • valerieeverhart Mar 14, 2008 @ 9:28

    Yes! My dialogue is too stilted.

  • DasteRoad Mar 14, 2008 @ 9:07

    Yes, I’d love to see another mini-course of yours. Sometimes I feel my dialogues are very wooden, like everyone was standing there doing nothing while waiting for their turn to speak… especially when more than two people are involved ^^;

  • Loksi55 Mar 14, 2008 @ 8:46

    Yes, I am interested. Thanks for the offer. I appreciate all the effort you have put into the courses so far.

  • NancyB Mar 14, 2008 @ 8:42

    Sure! My dialogue tends to run away from me, or maybe run away with itself. I can always use pointers! Thanks!

  • Linda Mar 14, 2008 @ 8:38

    Yes. Dialogue is one of my strongest things, but that doesn’t mean I know everything about it. I figure I can always learn something I didn’t know that can kick my writing up a bit more.

  • TinaK Mar 14, 2008 @ 8:33

    YESSSSSS!

  • Catherine Mar 14, 2008 @ 8:31

    Yes….

  • MattScudder Mar 14, 2008 @ 8:29

    My answer: Depends. Dialogue is, I think, my strong point. So if you were thinking of another mini-course, say on researching or world-building (I don’t write sf or fantasy, but my settings/worlds can be sketchy) I would go for one of those before I would dialogue. But if it’s a question of dialogue mini-course or nada, I’d love it. Any of your writing instruction is helpful, and I know I can always learn more about any aspect of the craft.

  • Bethanie Mar 14, 2008 @ 8:27

    Yes!! HECK, yes!!

    I actually feel like I have a pretty good handle on dialog, but I’m equally certain that there’s always room for improvement (does that even make sense? it’s still early-ish here…). In any case, I would value anything you have to say on the subject. 🙂

  • Ronder Mar 14, 2008 @ 8:26

    Yes!

  • shelbi Mar 14, 2008 @ 8:23

    Yes, please.

  • rcyork Mar 14, 2008 @ 8:15

    YESS!!

  • hollylisle Mar 14, 2008 @ 8:09

    Good God. Survey Gismo doesn’t work at this, either.

  • Geekomancer Mar 14, 2008 @ 8:07

    I would love to see a mini-course on dialog. I know I tend to have a problem using ellipses in my dialog. Mainly to simulate pauses, but I think I may use them too much.

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