07/13 Voice Lessons: Finding the Story with Judy Reeves
A story is more than simply a series of events arranged in chronological order. Beneath the events and shaping them is the “why” of the story, the inner context that gives the piece a larger meaning. It is the “about” as in “what’s this story about?” This one-day workshop focuses on the elements that make up story such as character motivation, conflict, crisis and resolution.
Discussions and in-class exercises explore the questions: Whose story is this? and Why is it important?
Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, this workshop can help you discover the story within your story. Open to all writers.
Judy Reeves is a writer, teacher and writing practice provocateur whose books include A Writer’s Book of Days; Writing Alone, Writing Together; A Creative Writer’s Kit and The Writer’s Retreat Kit. Her work has also appeared in the San Diego Reader, The Frozen Moment, A Year in Ink, Vols I and 5 and other anthologies. Two plays, written with a women’s writing ensemble, were produced in the Fritz Blitz. In addition to leading private writing workshops and retreats, Judy teaches at UCSD Extension and speaks at writing conferences internationally. A tenth anniversary Revised Edition of A Writer’s Book of Days was named Best Nonfiction in the 2010 San Diego Book Awards. Her latest release is the Daily Appointment Calendar for Writers. Her website is judyreeveswriter.com She blogs at livelymuse.com.
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