Why does James Joyce’s novel Ulysses feel balanced and unified even though its structure is unwieldy and fragmented? Joyce organized the pagination of his first edition of Ulysses on an ancient and secret aesthetic formula–the golden section ratio. What creates the heightened sense of incendiary doom in The Glass Castle? Unnoticed by critics and readers is the fact that Jeanette Walls inserts an image of fire on almost every page. Do you elevate the quality and depth of your fiction with the Uncle Charles Principle? Dramatic irony? A leitmotif? Internal Monologue? Literary Allusion? Etc.
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Like the devices used by Joyce and Walls, the majority of effective writing techniques which engage and compel an audeince aren’t apparent to even alert and well-versed readers. In an intensive week of study and practice and using models from the literary giants, master teacher Susan Brown, will introduce the invisible techniques the great writers use for creating addictive plots, mesmerizing characters, a compelling narrative voice, mind-altering themes, and heart-stopping emotional impact. Because successful memoir has to read like prize-winning fiction, memoir writers will also benefit from this workshop.