Finding the Focus

Posted by on January 4, 2017

One of the hardest parts about the non-fiction writing process is sifting through the tangle of information or memory for the core of the story, then deciding what is needed to tell it properly.

To that end, I’m delivering a special full-day workshop for writers aged 50 and older in Saint John later this month.

Finding the Focus is designed to help those writing about their life experiences learn techniques to transform memories into powerful and engaging stories. We’ll be exploring the elements of a story, and how apply standard storytelling structure and techniques (including plotting, characterization and setting) to enhance our lived experience.

It’s part of a series sponsored by the Saint John Free Public Library New Horizons for Seniors writer-in-residence program, so there will be no charge.  Does it get any better than that?

Date/Time:  Saturday, 21 January 2017, 10AM-4PM
Place:  Saint John Free Public Library, Central Branch, 1 Market Square
Registration:  In advance by emailing or calling the library at 643-7237.
What to bring:  Bring your lunch, notebook and pen.  Laptop optional.

Hope to see you there.

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