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Suspend, Twist, Reverse: The Gymnastics of Writing a Riveting Story with Dorian Cirrone (Online)

Suspend, Twist, Reverse: The Gymnastics of Writing a Riveting Story with Dorian Cirrone (Online)

No matter what type of story you're writing--novel, memoir, picture book--you need to capture your reader with suspense and surprise. In this workshop, we'll examine three types of suspense, several twisty tropes, and a few mid-point reversals that have worked for successful authors. Next, we'll take a look at how you can employ those strategies to make your stories more compelling.

DORIAN CIRRONE is the author of five books and several short stories and poems. Her most recent novel, The First Last Day, won the Florida Book Award's Gold Medal, was on Bank Street College's Best Books List, and has been translated into Azerbaijani, Swedish, Finnish, and Norwegian. Her young adult novel, Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You, was named an American Library Association Popular Paperback and was on the Amelia Bloomer List for Feminist Fiction and the New York Public Library's Best Books for the Teen Age list. She is the former Co-Regional Advisor of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Florida Region and has taught writing on the university level and at many workshops throughout the state.

Visit Dorian at doriancirrone.com for more information about her books.

This workshop is on Zoom and registration is required. Please click here to register.

The video is available for on-demand viewing June 12 – July 10.

Sponsored by the Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation.

Related LibGuide: NSU Alvin Sherman Library Writing Workshops by Serena Smith

Saturday, June 11, 2022
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
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