Regency Academe:
Dialogue for Regency Characters with Shannon Donnelly

Class begins Sunday, November 1st!
Last day to register is Wednesday, November 4th!

Dialogue for Regency Characters
Instructor: Shannon Donnelly
Active Class Dates: 11/01/20 – 11/30/20
Cost: RFW-TBM Members*: $25 USD, Non-Members: $30 USD
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*Signed in RFW-TBM Members can access the discount code & instructions to apply it.
Registration closes on November 4th, 2020


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We all know great dialogue when we read it—and the best dialogue seems effortless. But good dialogue takes work and a few key ingredients. For Regency characters, dialogue also conveys status, personality, and it is often the sparkling with needed to take a book from average to brilliant.

What do you need to get your characters talking in ways that make for riveting, exciting scenes that have a Regency flair?

1) Your Characters’ Voices—word choices and resources
2) Conflict: Everyone Needs to Want Something
3) Making it Better Than Reality
4) Subtext: Layering Under the Words
5) Internal Dialogue – What’s too Much?
6) Invisible Tags and Punctuation
7) Accents, Ye Olde English (or regions in England matter)
8) Punch it! – Making Careful Edits



Shannon Donnelly’s writing has won numerous awards, including an RWA® RITA nomination for Best Regency, the Grand Prize in the "Minute Maid Sensational Romance Writer" contest, judged by Nora Roberts, RWA®'s Golden Heart, and others. Her writing has repeatedly earned 4½ Star Top Pick reviews from Romantic Times magazine, as well as praise from Booklist and other reviewers, who note: "simply superb"…"wonderfully uplifting"….and "beautifully written."

Her work has been on the top seller list of and includes the Indy BRAG Gold Medal winner Lady Chance. Her most recent Regency novella, Davinia's Duke, came out in July 2019.

She is the author of several young adult horror stories, Urban Fantasy books, and computer games. She lives in New Mexico with two horses, two donkeys, two dogs, and only one love of her life. Shannon can be found online at


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