Advanced Craft Series: Narrative Distance
Establishing a consistent and believable distance between your narrator and your story’s characters, setting, and events is one thing. Knowing when, how, and why to vary that established distance is another. In this advanced craft workshop, we’ll look at ways to break through the established distance, and the effects they can achieve. We’ll discuss published examples and try out a couple of the techniques through in-class exercises. Bring a draft of one of your stories to work on.
Part of GrubStreet's Advanced Craft Series, led by Ron MacLean and dedicated to the exploration of advanced elements of craft in fiction. Classes include:
- Advanced Craft Series: Emotional Context
- Advanced Craft Series: Motion Beyond Plot
- Advanced Craft Series: Grounding
- Advanced Craft Series: Narrative Distance
- Advanced Craft Series: Double Duty Dialogue
- Advanced Craft Series: Raising the Stakes
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- Craft Lessons
- In-Class Writing
- In-Class Reading
- Class Discussion
- Reading Homework
- The Novel
- Short Fiction