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DISENTANGLING TIME W/ LYNNE BARRETT

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Fiction and nonfiction writers, learn the many ways time shapes your story in this craft workshop with award-winning author Lynne Barrett.

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What’s past? What’s present? What’s shown onstage? What’s held for later? How much of the past is just background information, what really matters, and when (and how) should it emerge?

Whether it covers thirty minutes or thirty years, proceeds chronologically or starts late in the action, unravels a mystery or crosscuts to show multiple simultaneous actions, the time structure of any narrative form creates the reader’s experience of the story.

In this workshop, drawing on examples, we’ll look at the relationship of time and point of view and the way that different options for what to present, and when, work to construct reader understanding and expectations.

We’ll discuss how timelines can help you to see your material and your options for revision, along with ways to keep track and help the reader keep track, too. And along the way, we’ll use some brief prompts to help you try out possibilities that you can carry over to your writing.

This class is intended for those who are interested in writing fiction short or long, dramatic forms, memoir, and other narrative nonfiction.

This class meets online via Zoom videoconferencing Saturday February 6, 2021 1pm-4pm Eastern Time.

Cost: $75 General Admission. Partial need-based scholarships are available for this workshop. Registration is through Eventbrite only: we are no longer accepting registrations by check.

Lynne Barrett’s third story collection Magpies received the Florida Book Awards Gold Medal. Her recent stories and essays appear in Orange Blossom Review, The Hong Kong Review, Mystery Tribune, Necessary Fiction, Grabbed: Poets and Writers on Sexual Assault, Empowerment, and Healing, One Year to a Writing Life, and Flash! Writing the Very Short Story. She’s the editor of Making Good Time, True Stories of How We Do, and Don’t, Get Around in South Florida and wrote the writers’ handbook What Editors Want. She’s received the Edgar Award for best mystery story and teaches Creative Writing at Florida International University. More at www.LynneBarrett.com.

REFUND POLICY: The Flatiron Writers Room reserves the right to cancel this workshop if not enough people sign up, in which case you will receive a full refund. You may request a refund up until one week before the class starts via Eventbrite or email to flatironwritersroom[at]gmail.com for a full tuition refund (Eventbrite will not refund its fees). After that date, no refunds will be made. We do not give credit for future classes/events in lieu of refunds under this policy.

 

 

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