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Plot. Stakes. Tension
September 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Crystal Hana Kim
$60 Members | $65 Nonmembers
Saturday, 9/22/18 | 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
These three terms are often used interchangeably when we talk about the craft of writing. How are these three terms different and how do they work together to keep the reader interested? In this seminar, we will discuss how to effectively create and maintain dramatic tension in fiction by closely reading a short story together. We will then examine our own characters to identify what they want and what obstacles are preventing them from achieving their desires. By the end of this seminar, you’ll have the tools to ratchet up the tension in your writing!
About the Instructor: Crystal Hana Kim’s debut novel If You Leave Me was published in August 2018. She was a 2017 PEN America Dau Short Story Prize winner and has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Hedgebrook, Jentel, among others. Her work has been published in or is forthcoming from The Washington Post, Elle Magazine, Nylon, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. She is a contributing editor at Apogee Journal and is the Director of Writing Instruction at Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.