One of the best ways to "show not tell" your story is through effective dialogue between your characters. But how do you create conversations that are distinct to your characters and advance the plot? In this workshop, we'll learn practical tips to writing authentic character dialogue. Then we'll get to experiment with writing original dialogue with the help of some creative prompts! Don't dread dialogue, embrace it.
Julian R. Vaca is a first generation Mexican American and a first generation college graduate. He is currently a staff writer on PBS’s Reconnecting Roots, a nationally broadcast show that drew in millions of viewers over its first two seasons. He is the co-writer of Pencil Test, a feature-length documentary that's being executive produced by Disney animation legend Tom Bancroft (Earnest Films, 2023).
Julian also has an extensive background in acting, earning a principal role in CMT's Still the King for two seasons. He also stars as the host of Lifeway’s “Gospel Project for Kids,” and dozens of other projects.
His debut Young Adult series The Memory Index (HarperCollins) is available wherever books are sold. Julian is repped by Natalie Kimber of The Rights Factory.
Julian is new to The Porch. Welcome!