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Central Coast (Hybrid): Setting That Works – How Memorable Setting Can Advance Plot, Reveal Character, Echo Theme, and More.
January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
January 17, 2023
John Byrne Barry
Setting That Works – How Memorable Setting Can Advance Plot,
Reveal Character, Echo Theme, and More.
The primary job for setting is to immerse readers in the scene, but the most memorable settings do more than that — they advance your story, echo your theme, and convey mood and tone. More than anything, they reveal character. This talk will address how to capture the essence of a place in writing that is lean and strong, pushing your story along without stopping its momentum.
John Byrne Barry is a writer, actor, designer, walker, and pickleball player. He is author of three novels, including When I Killed My Father: An Assisted-Suicide Family Thriller, which was recently named a finalist in the San Francisco Writers Conference 2022 Writing Contest. He is also a board member for the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association (BAIPA). You can find out more at johnbyrnebarry.com.