It's All In the Details: The Building Blocks of Story (with Sara Rauch) - 4 Weeks
In this class, we’ll look at details within specific craft elements: setting, worldbuilding, character, and structure. For each, we’ll examine a variety of examples and discuss how, where, and why details work, or don’t. We’ll discuss what’s too much and what’s not enough, how “good” and “bad” details usually depend on context, and how to decide if a detail is pertinent to a piece or not. We’ll spend some time discussing how detail influences the reader’s perception of the work as a whole, and how to make sure the details you choose inform the elements of your work in the best and most cohesive way. There will be no workshop element to this class, but we will do in-class writing exercises to create our own details, either based on a current work in progress or with the intention of building a new piece upon them
About the Instructor:
SARA RAUCH is the author of the story collection WHAT SHINES FROM IT (Alternating Current, 2019). She has worked as an editor for an independent book publisher, a literary magazine, and currently as a freelancer. She holds an MFA from Pacific University and lives with her family in Holyoke, MA. Find her online at www.sararauch.com. www.sararauch.com.
When: 4 Weeks, Saturdays May 4 - 25 (1 - 3pm)
Where: Commons Coworking, in Williamsburg MA