Spain Remembers

Spain Remembers

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Joan Thomas

Good morning Literary Blogsters, 

As you'll see in the note below, Joan Thomas has an excellent writing workshop lined up for this Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mary J.L. Black Library.  

We'll break for an hour during the workshop: you can either go out or bring your own lunch.  Tea and coffee are provided.

This workshop is full, with a waiting list. If you can't make it, please let us know right away so that someone else can participate.

Here's a note from Joan Thomas about what to expect:

Hi everyone,
I’m really looking forward to meeting all of you and spending next Saturday talking about our shared passion for writing. 

This won’t be a workshop in the sense of reading and commenting on each others’ work; it’s a “master class”—direct instruction with examples and discussion. I hope both emerging and experienced writers will find the material thought-provoking and relevant to their work.

 Bring a notebook and pen, and any questions you have about our two subjects: Narrative Voice and Point of View in the morning, and Pace in the afternoon. 

We’ll be talking about things like . . . How do we decide whether the 1st or 3rd person is more appropriate for a story? Why do editors get so worked up about lapses in point of view? What does “voice” mean in the 3rd person, and how do we create it? Has fiction speeded up in our lifetime? How do we create suspense and a sense of movement in character-driven (as opposed to plot-based) fiction?  
See you soon,

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