Maureen Studer Presents Playtime for Fiction Writers
Date: May 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
Do you get tired of plodding through a plot when you're writing fiction? Do you get lost slogging through a story? Ever improvised your way to an "out of the ordinary" tale? We will do that at this meeting. Together we will weave a yarn out of our collective imagination. Using a variety of improvisation and writing techniques, we will craft an outline for a short play. Then you can use these techniques to soar on your own at home or with friends. It's better than charades at a party. Even pantsers might have fun! Along the way we will stop at the intersection of desire and obstacle, the cornerstone of conflict. We'll see how lack of communication makes for more interesting dialogue. We'll cover the elements of playwriting that make a play stageworthy. Please join us!
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