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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Writing Killer Sentences

Writers get so busy nailing down characters and plot that we often forget about the humble sentence. Your story may be great, but do your sentences sing? In this 8-10 week workshop you’ll learn to transform serviceable sentences with arresting prose and sensory images that convey emotion and theme with subtlety. We’ll explore a variety of writing styles, assess and shape your writing voice, and pin down what it means to have a writing style. You’ll tease apart metaphor and simile and play with the sound of words and useful literary devices for prose that wows instead of whimpers.

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SPEAKER: JORDAN ROSENFELD

Jordan Rosenfeld is author of the novels Women in Red and Forged in Grace and six books on the craft of writing, most recently How to Write a Page-Turner, and the bestselling Make a Scene. Her freelance articles and essays have been published in hundreds of publications, including: The Atlantic, The New York Times, Scientific American, Writer’s Digest Magazine, The Washington Post and many more. She is also a freelance manuscript editor and writing coach.

Other classes at Story Expo by Jordan:

Powerful Plotting

How To Evoke Emotion In Every Scene