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Saturday, April 6 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
6G: Disentangling Time FULL
Limited Capacity full

What’s past? What’s present? What’s shown onstage? What’s held for later? How much of the past is just background information, what really matters, and when (and how) should it emerge? Whether it covers ten minutes or thirty years, proceeds chronologically or starts in medias res, unravels a mystery or crosscuts to show multiple simultaneous actions, the structure of any narrative form is a representation of time. We’ll discuss the relationship of time and point of view, how time may be slowed, sped up, and skipped, and how the past—or future—can emerge through discovery or disclosure. And we’ll look at how timelines can help you see your material and make decisions about structure, and how to help the reader keep track, too.

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Lynne Barrett

Lynne Barrett's third story collection Magpies received the Florida Book Awards fiction gold medal. Her handbook What Editors Want guides writers through the submissions process, and she’s editor of the nonfiction anthology Making Good Time: True Stories of How We Do (and Don’t... Read More →

Saturday April 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
St. James Room - 4th Floor