Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write
Welcome to Writing in Dialect: How to Listen, What to Write. In this course, we'll be exploring how you can ramp up your dialect writing skills and add a new dimension to your characters!
- Session 1: Getting Started
- Session 2: Transcribing
- Session 3: Dialect and Stereotype
- Session 4: Writing in your own Dialect
- Session 5: Writing in a New Dialect
- Session 6: Research and Bible
- Session 7: Masters of Dialect Part 1 (Tennessee Williams)
- Session 8: Masters of Dialect Part 2 (Debbie Tucker Green)
- Session: 9: Masters of Dialect Part 3 (John Godber)
- Session 10: Putting it all Together
Session 7: Masters of Dialect Part 1 (Tennessee Williams)
In this session, we’ll be looking at what we can learn from the ‘master of dialect’ Tennessee Williams!
We’ll be using examples from the play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which is available on Amazon. However, if you don’t have a copy and don’t wish to purchase one, feel free to apply the exercises to any play you have on your bookshelf! The main point of these exercises is to think about how we can learn from professional writers, so you don’t have to miss out if you can’t access this particular script.
Check out the video for Session 7: Masters of Dialect Part 1 (Tennessee Williams) below:
Download the handout and exercise here Session 7: Masters of Dialect 1 (Tennessee Williams)