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The Premier Writing Organization On
California's Central Coast
Welcome to SLO NightWriters


 




General Meeting Tuesday February 9, 2021

Our Speaker this evening will be Jordan Rosenfeld



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HOW TO WRITE WITH PAGE-TURNING 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 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, 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.










I hope to see you there.

Steven Mintz, PhD

Program Director SLO NightWriters.

Professor Emeritus

California Polytechnic State University

San Luis Obispo, CA 93407



Round Tables Critique Sessions begin at 5:15 pm

Terry Sanville and  Susan Tuttle will be here to critique your work

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

This is an opportunity to get feedback on your work in progress and practice your constructive critiquing skills. It is also a great way to get to know other writers in our group. You do not have to bring along work to participate. Please keep submissions to double-spaced, 12 font, two pages.












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