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Move Me: Strategies for Getting Unstuck and Energizing Your Prose

Northwestern Summer Writers’ Conference

Do you have a backlog of abandoned stories and essays? Have you revised the life out a piece, trying to make it perfect? In this course, we’ll discuss some less common ways of waking up your prose and unlocking narrative energy. Toward this end, we’ll examine thrilling turns in several stories and essays. Some of the strategies we’ll cover include: finding and fanning hotspots; using transitions as transport; modulating register, diction, and rhythm; and making space for rough edges and mischief.

Optional: Bring a few “unworkable” pages from a work-in-progress.

Update: My workshop is full. But there are so many other workshops and events with phenomenal writers. Check out the flyer and link below.