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Inprint Intensive Workshops, Summer 2015, Writers Workshops,

FICTION

Course #2015-INT 4
Sunday August 16 1:00 pm–6:00 pm
Cost: $100 Instructor: Thomas McNeely
This workshop is full

Where

Inprint House
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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POINT OF VIEW: THE KEY TO YOUR STORY

How many of us have drafted stories that seem deadlocked, not quite right?  The characters, setting, events of the plot are all there – but something seems stuck.  What often releases our stories’ potential is a shift in point of view – a subtle shift from a more distant to a more intimate voice, or from a more immediate to a more reminiscent point of narration, or a change of person from “I” to “you,” or even a change to another narrator altogether.  In this intensive workshop, we will study different uses of point of view in work by masters of the story form, such as Alice Munro, John Cheever, James Joyce, Adam Johnson, and Julie Orringer, and write exercises based on these examples, to expand the possibilities of our own stories.

About the instructor

A former Wallace Stegner Fellow, THOMAS MCNEELY has also received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the J. Frank Dobie Memorial Fellowship Project. His fiction has appreared in The Atlantic, Ploughshares, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and various anthologies, including Best of the South: the Best of the Second Decade of New Stories from the South.

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