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Premise, Plot, Poetry: Three Keys to the Novel (Workshop)
January 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Premise, Plot, Poetry: Three Keys to the Novel with Debra Jo Immergut
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An energy-packed premise, a fluid plot, and artful prose: these are three ingredients to a successful work of fiction. In this workshop, we’ll consider work by authors as varied as Otessa Mossfegh, Ian McEwan, Toni Morrison, and John LeCarre. By reading excerpts and dissecting structure and style, we’ll identify the essential components for creating a narrative of momentum, meaning and beauty. You’ll leave the workshop with an arsenal of strategies for plotting a surprising and satisfying page-turner with a distinctive voice. Our session will benefit writers working on literary or commercial fiction, at any stage of development, from a vague notion to a towering stack of pages.You’ll have a chance to get feedback on your ideas and you’ll take home plenty of inspiration for your future work.
Debra Jo Immergut is the author of the novels You Again, a New York Times Editors Choice, and The Captives, nominated for a 2019 Edgar Award. She has published nonfiction in the New York Times, Narrative, The Boston Globe, and many other publications.