Conference Schedule 2018
Friday, Febuary 23, 2018, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Making Beautiful Sentences with Alix Ohlin
Date(s): Friday, Febuary 23, 2018, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Location: Traditions, University Club (view map)
Type(s): Generative Workshop, Presentation
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Mixed Genre
About the Session
What makes a sentence so powerful and enduring that it will stick in your mind forever? In this session, we’ll take a look at some beautiful sentences and try to figure out exactly what makes them work, what distinguishes a writer’s style at the syntax level, and where the music of prose resides. We’ll talk about the sentence as the unit of composition in fiction, and take a look at some examples of revised sentences from published writers to see how they made their words sing. You’ll be asked to respond to these examples critically and creatively.