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Craft Talk at Off Campus Writers' Workshop (Winnetka, IL)

Move Me: Strategies for Getting Unstuck and Energizing Your Prose

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. 

Genre: Fiction and Nonfiction

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

Cost: $20 guest / $10 member

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