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Make Yourself Heard: Writing Strong Voice in Fiction with Elizabeth Gonzalez James

$65.00 · November 28

In this session, Elizabeth Gonzalez James will address six elements of voice in fiction, with examples of each, and lead participants in an exercise to write in different voices.

Start Date

November 28

Day(s) of the Week

Monday

Class Times

6:30pm – 8:30pm CT

Sessions

1

Location

Zoom (online)

Instructor

Price

$65

In stock

Description

Voice is the intelligence behind the narration. It’s the attitude and the emotion. Voice gives subtle clues about who’s speaking and what’s going on. And over time, voice forms a distinctive pattern that makes your work recognizable and unique to you. If you’re planning on publishing your work, voice is vital. Agents and editors frequently cite voice as the most important element that makes a manuscript stand out from the slush pile.

In this session, Elizabeth Gonzalez James will address six elements of voice in fiction, with examples of each, and lead participants in an exercise to write in different voices. Students will also share their work with the group, time permitting.


StoryStudio Chicago is pleased to offer 5 scholarship spots for anyone who would like financial assistance to take this class. Please email us at  to learn more and claim a spot. (Can only be redeemed if class hits minimum enrollment requirements.)


 

About Elizabeth Gonzales James

Elizabeth Gonzalez James is the author of the novels Mona at Sea (SFWP, 2021) and The Bullet Swallower (forthcoming Simon & Schuster, 2023) as well as the chapbook, Five Conversations About Peter Sellers (forthcoming Texas Review Press, 2023). She is the Interviews Editor at The Rumpus. Originally from south Texas, she now lives with her family in Massachusetts.