Thinking like a writer, reading like a writer
Introducing ourselves as writers
The importance of revision
The elements of Story: Patricia
We will hear a short piece and discuss what makes it strong
What sticks with you?
What intrigues you?
The Craft of Writing: Wendy
Elements of story: sensual details and why they matter
Setting: time and place
Pacing: description, dialogue, decisions
Vivid characters: how to create intimacy with readers
Plot: surprise, resolution, transformation, change
Group Process: Patricia
Critiquing a short piece: what worked, what is lacking
Break into small groups for mentoring of manuscripts
2 writers at a time work with Pamela or Patricia
for generating new material: Wendy
Where will you go from here?