Series

The Memoir Series: How to Build Suspense

$65.00
Members
$75.00
Non-members
Friday, April 28th, 10:30am-1:30pm
GrubStreet HQ
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
This class is full

As writers, we’re duty-bound to keep our readers turning the page. But how to do it? In this class we will look at the difference between surprise and suspense, and tools that we can employ to make our own writing more suspenseful, including “the ticking clock,” “small hooks,” and understanding the difference between positive and negative suspense. We will also review works by writers who build suspense effectively and try some of these techniques in class.

Part of GrubStreet's Memoir Series, dedicated to the craft and process of memoir writing. Classes include:

To learn more about instructor Alysia Abbott and her teaching style, check out the short podcast with her in our GrubStreet Instructor Interview series:

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Instructor

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Alysia Abbott
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Elements

  • Writing Homework
  • Reading Homework
  • Instructor Feedback
  • In-Class Writing
  • Workshop

Genre

  • Book-Length Memoir
  • Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction

Commitment Level

Low

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