Those Who Forget The Past: Using backstory to enhance your novel

September 5 - 29, 2022

Presenter: Cynthia Owens

In Those Who Forget History: Using Backstory to Enhance Your Novel, students will examine how to use backstory effectively to enhance their stories using elements of a character’s past.

(Free for General Members)

October 1, 2022 on Zoom

Presenter: Terri Brisbin

In Those Who Forget History: Using Backstory to Enhance Your Novel, students will examine how to use backstory effectively to enhance their stories using elements of a character’s past.

(Free for General Members, but registration is required)

October 3 - 24

Presenter: Leslie J Hall

Most writers have heard Show, Don’t Tell. What is it and how do we use it in stories? We’ll review the meaning of the phrase and how it connects with readers.

(Free for General Members)

December 5 - 23, 2022

Presenter: Tina Tocco

Opening paragraphs can be one of the most important — and most challenging — parts of any story. Even if writers have the perfect details swimming in their brains, what’s the best way to kickstart those first lines (and keep readers reading)? Action? Dialogue? A question? 

(Free for General Members)