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Inprint Intensive Workshops, Writers Workshops,

FICTION 2016-301

Course #2016-301
Sunday August 21 1:30 pm–5:30 pm
Cost: $80 Instructor: Thomas McNeely


Inprint House
1520 W Main St
Houston, TX 77006 United States
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Writing effective prose is not only a matter of choosing the right word, but also of making different kinds of sentences for different purposes within a story. Dialogue, description, action, narrative summary, and internal monologue are modes of narration, each with its own possibilities and imperatives. The rhythm and structure of sentences convey thought, action, emotion, and more. By studying what each sentence does, we can gain more control over our writing; by practicing these techniques, we create new ways to tell stories. In this one-day intensive course, we will study and imitate the work of master stylists to learn how they make great sentences, and what makes their sentences great.

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. His novel Ghost Horse was published in 2014.

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