Imagine It: Creative Writing Workshop It’s not what you say it’s how you say it: making your dialogue shine with Hannah Mary McKinnon

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Event Details

Registration required via Zoom.  An email address is required to attend this closed session, Zoom event.

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Bestselling author Hannah Mary McKinnon shares dialogue tips and tricks, and how to make your characters’ words shine. Find out how she mastered the art of zapping stilted conversations from her books, and how she uses dialogue as a way to write the first rough draft of her novels.

Participants please select a book with a few lines of dialogue that you think is particularly great to share with the group



Hannah Mary was born in the UK, grew up in Switzerland and moved to Canada in 2010. After a successful career in recruitment, she quit the corporate world in favor of writing. While her debut, TIME AFTER TIME, was a rom-com, she quickly transitioned to the dark side. Her suspense novels include THE NEIGHBORS, HER SECRET SON and SISTER DEAR. Hannah Mary lives in Oakville, Ontario, with her husband and three sons. For more information and to connect on social media, visit


*These Imagine It creative writing workshops are supported by the City of Kitchener.  Space is limited and is intended for residents of Waterloo region only.*

Event Type(s): Arts, Culture and Entertainment
Age Group(s): Adults