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Revising to Solve Common Craft Problems
September 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Jody Hesler
$60 Members | $65 Non-members
Saturday, 9/23/17 | 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Ever heard these comments in a workshop? “I don’t think this story earned its ending.” “Where’s the urgency?” “Why this event right now?” This seminar addresses some common craft pitfalls that evoke these kinds of reader responses and keep a story from shining its brightest. Topics we’ll cover include narrative tension, clichés of the body, verisimilitude, point-of-view filtering, and more. Come prepared to do some writing and critical reading of texts as we go along. All prose writers are welcome.
Jody Hobbs Hesler’s fiction, feature articles, essays, and book reviews appear or are forthcoming in Gargoyle, Raleigh Review, Streetlight Magazine, The Georgia Review, [PANK], South 85, Steel Toe Review, Valparaiso Fiction Review, Prime Number, Pearl, A Short Ride: Remembering Barry Hannah (VOX Press), Charlottesville Family Magazine, Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, several prize and themed anthologies, and other places. She holds an MFA in fiction from Lesley University. Learn more about her writing at jodyhobbshesler.com.