Lynne Barrett Crossing Paths: Plot & Structure
Wednesday, 05/06/2015 – 02:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 NE Second Ave,
Miami, Florida 33132
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Course will take place at Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
In this workshop we will explore the elements of plot and structure and how they interrelate. Topics covered will include conflict, complication, active characters, resolution, how movement and mapping create coherence, scenic structure, presentation of time and use of the past, and the relationship of point of view and plot to create tension, suspense, and surprise. Through examples, discussion, and exercises, participants will learn strategies for assessing drafts and revising productively.
Note: This class serves fiction writers and those working on memoirs, narrative nonfiction, or any dramatic form.
Lynne Barrett’s third story collection is Magpies (Gold Medal, Florida Book Awards). Her fiction and nonfiction can be found in Trouble in the Heartland: Stories Inspired by the Songs of Bruce Springsteen, Fifteen Views of Miami, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Fort Lauderdale Magazine, Wraparound South, The Southern Women’s Review, and One Year to a Writing Life. She has received the Edgar Award for best mystery story. Barrett teaches in the MFA program at Florida International University and edits The Florida Book Review.