This collection contains live recordings of two 90-minute workshops on creative writing: Thickening the Plot by Carolyn Banks and Finding Your Literary Voice by Benjamin Alire Saenz.
Thickening The Plot
Pay attention to plot, says Carolyn Banks, and reap the rewards. A good plot outline can be used in a book proposal and as a safety net for you, the writer. Topics include how to develop your plot, use resolution and suspense, differentiate concept from plot, and create dramatic impact.
Finding Your Literary Voice Download and start listening now!
Benjamin Alire Saenz examines the importance of language and who you are as a person to the voice you choose as a writer. Assume people don't care; make them care with language, he says. Topics include how to aim for the emotional truth, use specific language, analyze and select your words, and achieve mystery, clarity, and immediacy.