SATURDAY, MARCH 4 | Every writer has had the terrifying experience of reading their own work and wondering why a total stranger would be interested. Often, the missing element to successfully lure a reader into your work is plot. Maybe you’ve created a riveting character, yet if nothing is happening on the page, if the protagonist isn’t under any duress, a reader’s attention will wander.
In this seminar, we will examine ways to pace and structure your plot points to extract every drop of excitement from them. We will also do some in-class writing to share with the group. Whether you’re a short story writer, an aspiring novelist, or a memoirist concerned your material is moving too slowly, this class will help you zero in and identify the ways to up the tension!
Joshua Mohr is the author of five novels including Damascus, which the New York Times called “Beat-poet cool.” He’s also written Fight Song and Some Things That Meant the World to Me, one of O: the Oprah Magazine’s Top 10 Reads of 2009 and a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller, as well as Termite Parade, a New York Times Editors’ Choice. His novel All This Life was recently published by Counterpoint/Soft Skull, and he has a memoir coming out January 2017.
Number of sessions: 1
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Date: Saturday, March 4
Course fee: $75