$40 – $55

Using Tropes Effectively (and Fighting Cliches!)

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INSTRUCTOR: Cassandra Rose Clarke
TIME: Saturday, March 17th, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
PRICE: Early-Bird Price $40 for members, $55 for non-members; After Monday, March 12th, $50 for members, $65 for non-members become a member here
LOCATION: Writespace
LEVEL: All
CAP: Limited to 15 Writers

The infamous pop-culture wiki TV Tropes defines a trope as “a storytelling shorthand for a concept that the audience will recognize and understand instantly.” How many “storytelling shorthands” can you name off the top of your head? And how many of those have worked your way into your writing?

While tropes are a necessary part of storytelling, as writers we want to ensure that we are using them properly--that is, that we’re using the tropes, and not letting the tropes use us. In this workshop, we will learn to become more aware of tropes in writing and examine the ways that we can subvert and play with tropes to great effect.


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