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Advanced Craft Series: Raising the Stakes

$110.00
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$130.00
Non-members
Saturday, December 5th, 10:00am-5:00pm
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: Intermediate
Adult (18+)
This class is full

There are two ways to escalate a conflict once you’ve established it: intensify one factor, or introduce additional factors. Ideally, you want to orchestrate a mix of both. In this advanced craft workshop, we’ll discuss ways to increase both danger and dimensionality, so that readers can trace the progress of tension and feel its escalation. We’ll look at published examples, and practice 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:

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Instructor

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Ron MacLean
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Previous Students Say

  • "Inspired Me to Write More"
  • "Inundated with Great Info"

Elements

  • Craft Lessons
  • In-Class Writing
  • Lecture
  • In-Class Reading
  • Class Discussion
  • Reading Homework

Genre

  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction

Commitment Level

Low

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