Talk the Talk: A Dialogue Workshop for Scriptwriters
At a Glance
Want to attract great actors? Write great dialogue. Want to grab the attention of eminent directors and producers? Write great dialogue. Want to enthrall an audience? Write great dialogue.
In twenty lessons, Talk the Talk gives screenwriters and playwrights a complete tool kit for mastering the art of dialogue and includes more than eighty dialogue-writing exercises to guide classrooms, writers' groups, or independent study.
Use this book to master dialogue writing, breathe life into your characters, and create scripts that stand out from the crowd.
"Hollywood wants great scripts. Great scripts must have great dialogue. Great dialogue writing begins with this book."
— Brantley M. Dunaway, Producer, Love in the Time of Cholera
"This is the book dramatic writers have been looking for! Teachers and students alike will find its sound advice and step-by-step approach invaluable and inspiring."
— Rebecca Gilman, Playwright and Screenwriter; Author of Spinning into Butter and Boy Gets Girl
"Talk the Talk is packed with all sorts of tools to help the characters breathe, stand up, and come alive."
— Shawn Lawrence Otto, Screenwriter and Co-Producer, House of Sand and Fog
- Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
- Date available: 03/01/2010
- Publication date: 03/01/2010
- Return policy: 30 days
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Meet the Author: Penny Penniston
Penny Penniston is a Chicago playwright and screenwriter. Her screenplay, Love is Brilliant, won the Sloan prize at the 2005 Tribeca Film Festival. Her stage play, Spin, will have its world premiere in April in Chicago with Theater Wit. She has taught dramatic writing at Northwestern University and guest lectured on screenwriting at DePaul University. Her book, Talk the Talk: A Dialogue Workshop for Scriptwriters, was recently published by Michael Wiese Productions.