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Coastal Dunes (Zoom): Writing with Page-turning Tension
February 5, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
NOTICE: We have temporarily paused our in-person meetings at the Nipomo Library, and our February 5th meeting will be held via Zoom only.
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Our next meeting is Saturday, February 5th, 2022, via Zoom, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
Speaker: Jordan Rosenfeld
Topic: Writing with Page-turning Tension
Jordan Rosenfeld is author of three suspense novels, most recently, Women in Red, and six books on the craft of writing, most recently How to Write a Page Turner. Her articles and essays have appeared in such publications as The Atlantic, The New York Times, Scientific American, The Writer, Writer’s Digest Magazine and more. Jordan holds an MFA in Creative Writing & Literature from the Bennington Writing Seminars and a B.A. in Liberal Studies from the Hutchins School at Sonoma State University.
Jordan will be speaking about how to craft a story your readers can’t put down. Her presentation will contains tips to infuse page-turning tension into every aspect of your story or novel and even memoir.
Tension in novels, stories, and even memoirs is like the connective tissue that allows muscles to attach to bones, and thus flex their might. It’s the heart of conflict, the backbone of uncertainty, the hallmark of danger. It keeps readers guessing and characters on their toes. When it’s working, stories leave readers breathless and wanting more. When it’s missing, scenes feel inconsequential, the plot drags, and characters meander.