A 3-week Class with Ellen Meeropol
Saturdays: May 7, 21, and 28
12:30 – 2:30 pm MT (2:30 – 4:30 pm ET)
Zoom Live Meeting
$120 SWW members, $125 Nonmembers
Multiple narrators offer a novelist the opportunity to boost conflict through the clash of different accounts of the action. When the reader has direct access to several characters’ inner thoughts and beliefs, the writer can explore complicated and controversial material with nuance and depth. This workshop will discuss situations in which a writer might choose this perspective, the pitfalls of writing from multiple POVs, and how to establish a pattern of switching narrators. We will examine literary examples of how distinct character voice is developed through diction, syntax and cadence, and then use these techniques in writing exercises to develop each character’s voice and to minimize reader confusion.
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