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Friday, April 5 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
2B: Writing a True Beginning, Middle, and End FULL
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Writers' "drawers" are filled with beginnings. But our great ideas often fizzle out before we reach the middle, much less the end, of a story or essay. What strategies can we use to follow through? Do we need to know how a story or essay will end in order for the writing process to be a success?

In this guided writing session, we will read examples of short pieces of prose that come to a satisfying conclusion, and use them as models for our own stories or essays, focusing on creating a "hook," building tension, and reaching a satisfying landing. You will leave the session with a draft of a complete work of short prose and ideas for prompts that encourage a sense of beginning, middle and end.

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Alden Jones

Alden Jones’s most recent book is The Wanting Was a Wilderness, coming soon from Fiction Advocate. Her story collection, Unaccompanied Minors, won of the New American Fiction Prize, the Lascaux Book Prize, and an Independent Publishers Book Award in Short Fiction. Her memoir, The... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm EDT
Beacon Hill Room - 4th Floor