Conference Schedule 2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Mining Your Life for Fiction with Yi Shun Lai
Date(s): Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Traditions, University Club (view map)
Type(s): Generative Workshop, Presentation, Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Fiction, Mixed Genre
About the Session
“Truth is stranger than fiction,” says the old adage, but how do we write successfully in the area between “write what you know” and work that requires suspension of disbelief? In this workshop, participants will learn to use techniques that will allow them to tell the emotional truth without losing their readers to side-eye. Drawing on years of experience editing and writing fiction, author and editor, Yi Shun Lai, will share with participants the techniques she's learned, as well as examples of work that pass the test of verisimilitude, and make for compelling fiction. The group will also explore the concepts of stereotype and archetype.