Who Are You As A Writer? Identifying Your Narrative Building Blocks With Susan J. Morris
As writers, we focus on shoring up our weaknesses. But when people fall in love with a story, it’s because of its strengths. Knowing yourself as a writer allows you to focus on the stories that let you shine the brightest.
In this workshop, we’ll do exercises to identify your core strengths, themes, narrative building blocks, and values. Then we’ll explore how those elements define you as a writer, what they imply about your writing from character arcs to genre, and how to use this knowledge to generate new ideas that play to your strengths.
How to identify your core strengths, themes, narrative building blocks, and values by way of analysis, and exploring how these elements define you as a writer, what they imply about your writing from character arcs to genre. We'll also play with how to use this knowledge to generate new ideas that play to your strengths.
Participants should learn more about themselves as writers and how they can generate new ideas that play to their strengths.
This event will be held in Zoom. By registering for this class, you agree to follow the Clarion West Code of Conduct and Zoom policies.
About the Instructor:
Susan J. Morris (she/her) is a fantasy author and editor, best known for “Writers Don’t Cry” (a writing advice column that was featured on Amazon’s blog Omnivoracious) and her work editing Forgotten Realms and Monte Cook Games novels (both shared world SFF). She’s also published four middle-grade books and designed Dungeons & Dragons for kids and has enjoyed moderating panels for the Gen Con Writer’s Symposium for many years. There’s a special place in her heart for cicadas, nudibranchs, jellyfish, crows, fungi, and bees. Visit her at susanjmorris.com. Represented by Jennifer Azantian.