Join us for our annual Open House with guest speaker Douglas Smith
Tickets are free for everyone, but please pre-register below.
What are the secrets to writing spectacular short stories? Join multi-award-winning writer Douglas Smith as he provides tips on the craft of writing the short story. Topics covered will include crafting characters, choosing the right point-of-view, pros and cons for various POV options, plotting as character decisions, why setting is character, stories with multiple POV characters, handling scene and POV changes, POV and character voice, non-linear plots, writing scenes out of order, opening lines, implied back story, handling information flow, story structures, recommended resources…and more. Read more
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A room filled with laughter and insightful prose – that is what Kirsten Koza brought to the WCYR Open House event in September. A travel writer and a leader of writer expeditions, Kirsten took us … Read more