Dialogue & Dialect Master Classes with Tex Thompson

Join Tex Thompson and tackle dialogue and dialect (and get a manuscript review to boot!). Register now!

The Plate Tectonics Theory of Dialogue
Saturday, June 15, 2019

When it comes to dialogue, a good scene is a ‘geologically active’ one. Like pieces of the Earth’s crust, characters clash, fold, and buckle as they interact (and yes, sometimes even bump and grind!) In this class, we’ll analyze the features of real human speech, and how to amplify and manipulate them to suit your purpose. Whether your current scene is as subtle as a tremor or as explosive as an earthquake, we’ll craft dialogue guaranteed to keep your plot moving, your pages turning, and your readers on their toes. 

Dialect to Die For: Giving the Finger to the Queen’s English
Saturday, June 15, 2019

When it comes to dialect, we often hear that ‘less is more’. So how do you render a good Scottish brogue, or Southern drawl – and for that matter, how can you give a non-English-speaking character a voice that’s distinct but still readable?  In this class, we’ll examine how to represent accents and speakers of other languages in a way that evokes their essence without reducing them to verbal tics, gimmicks, or stereotypes. Join us as we bring a world of authentic voices to life on the page – and also explore language-creation for other worlds entirely. 

Manuscript Review with Tex Thompson
Scheduled time on Friday, June 14 or Sunday, June 16. Manuscripts are due by June 1, 2019. 

Maybe you’ve finished twelve revisions, and your story is a hot mess. Or maybe you’re struggling to get to The End. Or maybe you’re trying to revive an older work-in-progress and keep stalling out. Regardless: if you need help, step right up! 

Tex will read your partial or full manuscript (complete or incomplete), and then sit down for a one-on-one deep-diving conversation guaranteed to energize, motivate, and inspire you. And who better to help kick your creativity back into high gear? 

About Tex Thompson

Tex Thompson is the internationally-published author of the Children of the Drought series, instructor for Writing Workshops Dallas, founder of WORD, and legendary literary fixer. With a passion for problem-solving and a bucketload of “red- penthusiasm“, Tex isn’t just an author coach – she’s a fearless and friendly word-wizard ready to help you transform your story. 


Single Master Class


$79 members/$89 non-members

Both Master Classes


$149 members/ $169 nonmembers


Full Review — Up to 250 pages, plus 50-minute sit down with Tex Thompson
$495 member/$565 nonmembers

Partial Review — Up to 50 pages, plus 30-minute sit down with Tex Thompson
$150 member/$175 nonmembers


Members Only Event

Get delicious food and delightful feedback with author Tex Thompson.  Bring your first page to share as well as a healthy appetite. This members-only dinner is $35, which will include one entree from Chao Praya Thai plus we’ll have beverages and treats (adult beverages NOT included). 

Date: Friday, June 14, 2019

Time: Dinner at 6:30, critiques and ask the author anything til 9:30.

You don’t need to take the master class to attend this event. 

This event is for members only. Limited to 10 participants. Registration required.