You will think about what it means for a character to have layers, and discuss the way the gulf between a character’s public self and private self can work as a story engine.
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The Pajama Seminars – Fractured Fiction as Play: Messing Around with Unconventional Narrative with Amber Sparks
Who says narratives have to go in a straight line?
We will speak to ways in which a writer, bringing the concrete into the work, can craft personal and intimately detailed stories that feel universal to the reader and more profoundly true.
This class explores the rigorous craft behind breaking the laws of physics in fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction.
The Pajama Seminars – Crushed Glass and Medusa’s Veil: Exploring the Revelatory Break with Kaveh Akbar
This lecture will discuss writers who use revelatory breaks in idiom, form, and syntax to render with clarity what is too urgent, too momentous, for mere rhetorical speech.
In regional writing, setting is key. How is home constructed in place narrative? Through application of all five senses? Does it require thinking of place as character?
The objects that appear in our stories and novels have the potential to open powerful news doors in our fictive worlds—to alter and deepen the path of a moment, a scene, even an entire narrative.
Romance is one of the hottest-selling genres on the fiction market. But how do you turn your story into a page turner?