Information Dumps, Information Delicacies with James Sallis
Date(s): Wednesdays, Oct 18 - Nov 8, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281 (view map)
Type(s): Craft Class
Genre and Form(s): Fiction, Storytelling
About the Class
From storyline to character depiction to setting, backstory, background and world building, it's all about information. How much do you give? How do you give it? And where? And how much do you leave to the reader, to draw that reader into your story and make him or her not a passive observer but a collaborator?
Writing, line to line, scene to scene, page to page, is always a matter of choices. The more freely you can make choices -- i.e., the more you recognize the choices available -- the more powerful and precise becomes your writing.
We'll talk about all that, open some doors to see what's in there, try writing the same scene with varying dispositions of essential information. It's a test kitchen, people. Wear your aprons. And comfortable shoes. For as always, we'll hit the ground running and aim to misbehave.