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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.