Come Closer

Writing Workshop

Manipulating the psychic distance between the reader and the story and characters can have a seismic effect on your writing. You can control what characters reveal, how readers connect to them emotionally, and the space (or lack thereof) you leave the reader to fill in the blanks. You'll discover concrete ways to control that distance, analyze how writers play with it, and talk about its effect on story, including the all-important questions of showing and telling, surprise and suspense, and how you might be ruining your story by withholding too much. Bring samples of your own writing for exercises.

Instructor: Eleanor Brown Learn More


Oct 14, 2017 12:00pm - 2:30pm