This workshop is an exploration of HOW you tell your story. Terms such as ‘voice’, ‘tone’, ‘point of view’, ‘show, don’t tell’, are often used in criticism. Novels are turned down not because the story is bad, but because of ‘intrusive authorial voice’, ‘pedestrian style’, ‘flat characters’, ‘a story that can’t be “felt” by the reader’. But how do these elements manifest themselves in your writing?
The workshop shows you where to focus and helps you to answer the questions:
- How can I make my story the one that really ‘speaks’ to the reader and stands out from the crowd?
- How can I make sure my story is told in the most engaging way, maintaining the integrity of my ideas, and through voices that are authentic, consistent, and interesting?