Writer's Craft: Fiction Fundamentals Focus Session: Description

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Time slot:Sat Aug 16 9:00 am - 11:00 am (2 hours)
Host:William Horner III (Writer's Symposium)
Ages:Teen (13+)
Experience required:None (You've never played before - rules will be taught)
Materials provided?Yes
Location:Indiana Convention Center, room 242
Tickets:0 out of 20 are available (as of 7:02 am Thursday August 27th, 2020)
Event added:Thu Aug 27 7:02 am

Learn to effectively describe characters and settings without bogging down the pace of your prose.

W. H. Horner, a faculty mentor with Seton Hill University’s Writing Popular Fiction MFA program, will work through fundamental aspects of writing fiction. Attendance is limited. Handouts and worksheets will be provided. Attendees should bring a three-ring notebook and paper. One of the hardest and yet most rewarding tasks for a writer is bringing worlds to life. Readers need to experience the settings with as many senses as possible and be able to see and hear characters clearly in order to connect with them. However, the majority of readers don’t want pages upon pages of lifeless description, no matter how beautiful it might be. This workshop is designed to help writers bring their creations to life with vivid prose that doesn’t devolve into travelogues or portraiture. Exercises will help attendees experiment with descriptive techniques.

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