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Saturday, April 6 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
6D: All In: Raising the Stakes – and Making them Matter – in Fiction FULL
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Do your characters live in the grip of necessity, under pressure to make meaningful choices in life-changing moments? Or do your stories often suffer from cautious conflict, with characters at risk marginally, if at all? In this session, we’ll talk about how to be all in: writing real conflict and serious stakes that rise as the story progresses, without false drama or melodrama. We’ll explore practical techniques to increase danger and dimensionality, so your readers can trace the progress of tension and feel its escalation.

Presenters
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Ron MacLean

Author, WE MIGHT AS WELL LIGHT SOMETHING ON FIRE
Ron MacLean teaches writing at GrubStreet. His short fiction has been anthologized, and has appeared widely in magazines including GQ, Narrative, Fiction International, Night Train, Other Voices, Drunken Boat, Best Online Fiction 2010, and elsewhere. He is author most recently of... Read More →


Saturday April 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Beacon Hill Room - 4th Floor

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