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Welcome to SLO NightWriters


 



Our Speaker this evening will be Jordan Rosenfield

 April 14, 2020

   


How to Write a Page Turner: Writing Tension

            

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.  When it is present, stories leave readers breathless and wanting more. When it’s missing, scenes feel inconsequential, plots drag, characters meander.

 

Learning the basic building blocks of story craft is not enough to write a page-turning story; you need to master the art of tension on every page and within every element of the story. In this talk with Jordan Rosenfeld, author of How to Write a Page Turner and five other books on writing craft, participants will learn the essential elements of page-turning tension.

  

Jordan’s Bio

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: Craft a Story Your Readers Can’t Put Down, the bestselling Make a SceneWriting the Intimate Character, A Writer’s Guide to Persistence, Writing Deep Scenes and Write Free. Her freelance articles and essays have been published in hundreds of publications, including: The AtlanticThe New York TimesScientific AmericanWriter’s Digest MagazineThe Washington Post and many more. She is also a freelance manuscript editor, writing coach and has on-line writing courses that are accessible on her website.

Website: https://www.jordanrosenfeld.net


   






I hope to see you there.

 Steven Mintz, PhD

Program Director SLO NightWriters.

Professor Emeritus

California Polytechnic State University

San Luis Obispo, CA 93407



BRING A GUEST, ATTENDANCE AT GENERAL MEETINGS IS FREE OF CHARGE



Round tables begin at 5.15pm


Terry Sanville and Susan Tuttle will moderate this table.

Please keep your submission to two pages, typed, 12-point font, double-spaced. This is a great—and safe—way to see what the critiquing process is all about, get valuable feedback from two fantastic writers, and practice reading your work to a small audience. 

Please note that there will be a charge of $5:00 for all non members who attend a critic group or round table. Payment will be accepted at the entrance to the meeting.



Please note that there will be a charge of $5:00 for all non members who attend a critic group or round table. Payment will be accepted at the 

entrance to the meeting.



I hope to see you there.

Steven Mintz, PhD

Program Director SLO NightWriters.

Professor Emeritus

California Polytechnic State University

San Luis Obispo, CA 93407






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