March 20, 2021

Speakers: Jane Porter

Writing Tight Dialogue

Dialogue makes up the biggest chunk of your novel. Dialogue gets readers turning pages. And dialogue is what helps your readers fall in love with your characters.

A. Progresses the Plot
B. Reveals Character
C. Shows (Emotional) Context
D. Entertains

In this workshop Jane discusses linguistics, the differences between male/female communication styles, and shares 10 craft techniques for using dialogue to make your characters and conflict come alive.

Founder of Tule Publishing in 2013, Jane will also be sharing what Tule is currently looking for and sharing about the books and film developments Tule is excited about.


We’ll be holding this meeting over Zoom. Invitations to attendees will be emailed on Friday, March 19th to those who have registered and paid.

Everyone planning to attend must submit their own registration. This way we can be sure to send you the information you will need to connect to the Zoom meeting scheduled for Saturday, March 20th.


$15for RWASD Members (paying by Friday, March 19th)
$20for Non-RWASD Members (must be over age 18) (paying by Friday, March 19th)
Reserve a spot at the March 20th Meeting:

Please contact the RWA San Diego Chapter Meeting Coordinator ( if you have questions. Otherwise, simply pay by PayPal by filling out and submitting the registration form below once it opens on the First of the month.

Member Discount Deadline:

Online reservations and payments must be received by the Friday before the meeting, that is:

Friday, March 19th

Refund policy:

Refunds for meeting registration will given until the Tuesday, March 16th deadline. After that time, they are nonrefundable. Meeting fees are nontransferable.

Registration will open on
March 1st.

Jane Porter

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jane Porter holds an MA in Writing from the University of San Francisco and has written 65 novels since getting her first sale to Harlequin Presents in 2000. A six time RITA® finalist, and RITA® winner in July 2014 for Take Me, Cowboy, Jane is known for her passionate, powerful stories and relatable heroines. An advocate for writers, Jane founded Tule Publishing in 2013 to give romance and women’s fiction authors support and opportunities. Jane and Tule Publishing are both based in sunny San Clemente, CA.

Meeting Agenda:

9:30 Zoom Meeting Opens / Welcome Chat
10:00 Chapter Business Meeting
10:30 Program
12:30 Meeting Wrap-Up
12:45 Meeting Adjourned