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BARW Monthly Meeting – 10 February 2024

The club will be meeting on 10 February at 08:30 AM Pacific Time via Zoom.

Speaker begins at 10:00 AM PT.

Our Topic: Giving Your Characters Their Say: How to Write Great Dialogue

Dialogue is one of a writer’s best tools for telling a dynamic story and bringing characters to life—and crafting good dialogue is one of fiction writing’s biggest challenges. This workshop provides tips, tricks, and techniques for:

  • Giving your characters voices that are distinctive, realistic, and individual.
  • Presenting the dialogue effectively on the page.
  • Using dialogue to help make your story sparkle.

Our speaker: Margaret Lucke

Margaret Lucke flings words around as an author, editor, and teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. She writes tales of love, ghosts, and murder, sometimes all three in one book. Her most recent novels are House of Desire, the second in the Claire Scanlan Haunted House series, and Snow Angel, featuring San Francisco artist and detective Jess Randolph in a search for a missing child. Peggy teaches fiction writing classes for UC Berkeley Extension and other venues and has published nonfiction books on the craft of writing. A longtime member of BARW and its predecessor, SFA-RWA, Peggy edited the chapter’s newsletter, Heart of the Bay, for eight years. Visit her and sign up for her newsletter at


BARW members in good standing: The meeting registration link can be found in our forum.

Non-members: Use the “Pay Now” button below. A Zoom link will be sent to the email connected to your PayPal account on the Friday before this meeting.

Non-member registration for this meeting is now closed. If you would like to attend this meeting, please consider joining BARW. Our annual membership is $60, which includes free attendance to most of our monthly meetings. To become a member: Click “Join” at the top right hand side of our page and follow the prompts.

1 Comment

  1. Linda A Hill

    I would like to renew my membership. Please send me the link or post it to the forum as a reminder.


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