Tools for Effective Storytelling: Saturday Workshop
This one-day workshop is for writers—and aspiring writers—who want to turn great ideas into great short stories. Arrive with an idea for a story, and spend a day doing writing exercises designed to heighten awareness of four essential tools: setting, gesture, dialogue, and tension. We’ll start by learning to put the details of a setting to work, creating a compelling mood that brings readers into the story. Next, we’ll approach the developing story in three ways: write a scene using gesture to advance the story line; then, write the same scene again, focusing on writing dynamic dialogue; finally, place the characters in conflict, bringing out the tension that keeps readers turning the page. At the end of the workshop, leave with strategies for crafting your ideas into compelling and engaging short stories.
You'll Walk Away with
- Strategies and tools for developing your fiction writing
- A roadmap for developing a short story idea
- Aspiring and beginning writers
- Anyone who wants to refine and develop fiction writing skills