Mastering Beginnings and Endings in Fiction (with Kate Senecal)
Ann Hood once wrote that Beginnings "put into motion the events that will drive the story to its resolution. And the resolution is often the inverse of the opening." In this class, we'll investigate the connection between the beginnings and endings of short stories and novels and discuss how to write opening and closing lines that draw the reader in and leave them satisfied. We'll look at a wide variety of beginnings and endings with an eye toward finding connections and identifying how the language anchors the story.
KATE SENECAL received an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2013. She is the Assistant Director of Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop, and a workshop facilitator for Writers for Recovery in Vermont. Her fiction has been published in The Laurel Review, The Foundling Review, and in Storychord.com, where she was the fiction editor for two years before it stopped publication.
When: Saturday, October 13 (1-4pm)
Where: Commons Coworking, Williamsburg MA