IN PERSON The Voltage Behind Your Words
Your first draft lies, inanimate, on your desk. You put your soul into the writing, so why does the story just lie there like Frankenstein’s monster? Is bland style to blame? A boring plot? A hero who’s made of cardboard? Time to step back from the words on the page and consider the voltage behind them. In this workshop, we’ll look at the AC DC of writing: Appeal, Credibility, Directness and Clarity – four elements than can jolt your story to life.
Feel free to bring a short piece of your own writing for discussion.
This class takes place in person at the Alexandra Writers’ Centre in Calgary.
Anne Metikosh is the author of 4 published novels as well as numerous articles and short stories in a variety of genres, including mystery, historical fiction, and creative non-fiction. For the past ten years, she has been teaching novel-related courses at AWCS, as well as doing manuscript reviews for both AWCS and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. When she isn’t helping other writers beat their prose into shape, she’s working on several projects of her own.