Fiction: Writing as Listening
How are these two activities related? Working from a range of extracts, we’ll think about the sounds of words and the beat and rhythm of sentences. We’ll discuss how we might best write dialogue to convey character and suggest relationships. We’ll also explore the fine art of eavesdropping. To that end, I’d like all participants to bring along something they’ve overheard which they think they could use in a piece of fiction: something suggestive.