Playing With Your Prose: The Importance of Grammar (with Meg Granger)
Have you felt like your stories have high potential; however, when in the drafting process, too much of the prose is turning out a bit dull, overwrought, repetitive, or plain confusing? In this workshop, we will learn to: reinforce the structure of our sentences; clean up the chaos of messy clauses, conjunctions, commas, etc.; and thus, master the dichotomy of writing (What we say vs. How we say it). In review of style, syntax, and all those significant, sometimes forgotten grammar rules, we'll question the structure of our own prose and figure out how and when we should start reconstructing. You will be challenged to strengthen your grasp of how your own prose can work at the highest potential for the purposes of a story worth telling.
Note:Participants should bring 500 words of their own writing to class, via hard copy (double-spaced, 12 pt. font, Times New Roman). Choose something you are willing to play with and receive feedback on.
About the Instructor:
Since graduating with a MFA in Creative Writing from Western New England University, MEG GRANGER has taught at her alma mater as an Adjunct Professor of English Composition while also working for BusinessWest Magazine in Springfield, MA. She's completed a readership for The Master’s Review and is the current managing editor for Common Ground Review. Her work has appeared in poetry-form for the Merrimack Review and in Flash and Short Fiction for Crack the Spine’s Annual "Best Of" Anthology XVIII and “Routine” Anthology, respectively.
WHEN: 3 Hours: Saturday, June 6 ( 1 - 4pm)
WHERE: Williamsburg, MA*
*Directions: Specific directions to our Williamsburg classroom, as well as other info, will be emailed to all registered participants 2 - 5 days before the class.
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