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Date(s): Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Tooker, Old Main (view map)
Type(s): Craft Talk, Presentation
Genre and Form(s): Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Mixed Genre, Short Stories
Tags: Narrative, Time, Causality, Pacing
When we think of narrative, we typically think of a series of events that chain together and ultimately lead to a conclusion: A leads to B which finally concludes at C. But how much time should we spend on points A, B, and C? How do we determine where (and when!) to invest our narrative attention? In this session, we will examine how various authors use time to give their story elements emotional and narrative weight. Through our exploration, we will begin to develop a philosophy of time that helps us make these kinds of choices in our own stories.