T105 | From First to Final Draft | Lou-Ellen Barkan

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. | Six Sessions on Zoom - 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24
Limit: 10


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We all have stories to share, including that one special story we've been meaning to get down on paper. But what makes a great story? Whether fiction or non-fiction, whether comedy or drama, we all connect with strong characters and compelling plots. In this workshop-style course, participants use the art and craft of storytelling to transform their story into one that connects with readers.  Throughout the course, as participants work on their drafts, the instructor will provide short fiction and non-fiction pieces for group discussion and review of the basics of storytelling. Participants will have the opportunity to share and gently critique each other's work and, at the last session, review opportunities for publication. The world is waiting for our stories. Let's start here!

Suggested Reading:

1The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations by Georg Polti

2. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

3. Bird by Bird by Annie Lamotte

4. Writing for Story by Jon Franklin

Lou-Ellen Barkan retired after careers on Wall Street, in NYC Government and as a not-for-profit CEO.   She writes for her own pleasure and, hopefully, for others. Her work has appeared in Lowestoft Chronicle, Penumbra, Round Table Magazine, The Stockholm Journal of Literature, Red Rose Thorns and Potato Soup Journal, which published one of her personal favorites, http://potatosoupjournal.com/come-fly-with-me-by-lou-ellen-barkan/

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