Point of View and Narrative Distance (with Seth Harwood)
First person, third person...second person? Close third person, distant third… omniscient? If you’ve pondered these concepts before and wondered either which would fit best for a given story you’re working on, or even which designation you’re writing in, this is the class for you. Together we'll unpack and demystify point of view and the all important but oft-misunderstood metric of narrative distance. Understanding these important craft tools can make all the difference in keeping readers interested, grounded, and plugged in. Participants will have the opportunity to practice writing from different points of view in response to several exercises.
SETH HARWOOD earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and went on to publish five crime novels. His most recent novel, Everyone Pays, joins his Amazon bestsellers In Broad Daylight and Jack Wakes Up. His other work includes the novels Young Junius and This Is Life, numerous stories in literary journals, two collections of short stories, and a Kindle Worlds / Kurt-Vonnegut-style novella. He teaches creative writing at Stanford Continuing Studies and Harvard Extension School. Find him online at www.sethharwood.com.
When: Sunday, October 14 (1-4pm)
Where: Commons Coworking, Williamsburg MA