Mastering Beginnings and Endings in Fiction
Ann Hood once wrote that Beginnings "put into motion the events that will drive the story to its resolution. And the resolution is often the inverse of the opening." In this class, we'll investigate the connection between the beginnings and endings of short stories and novels and discuss how to write opening and closing lines that draw the reader in and leave them satisfied. We'll look at a wide variety of beginnings and endings with an eye toward finding connections and identifying how the language anchors the story. This class will include writing exercises, robust discussion, and short readings.
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