October 26-28, 2018 | Pasadena, CA

Read Like a Writer

Anyone who wants to be a good writer has to first become an excellent reader. The best way to learn to write is to do a lot of reading—and to read closely, analytically. What has a successful writer done in a novel to make it compelling? Why does the reader care so much about the characters and events? Mark will guide his audience members through explications of critical passages in well-known novel. Audience members will learn how close reading teaches them effective methods of evoking life-like characters, vivid settings, riveting action (whether it’s subdued action or sensational action). Audience members will also come away with valuable insight into the nuances of language and how their prose style can enhance character, action, and setting.