Advance Point of View: Writing Techniques the Masters Use with Lisa J. Peck-MacDonald

Advance Point of View: Writing Techniques the Masters Use with Lisa J. Peck-MacDonald

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Writers have been playing with point of view since they have been putting words on caves and scrolls. There is a subtle difference in the various types of point of view and how to use them to best enhance the story.

In this workshop we are going to explore the eleven different types of point of view and how the different masters used them in their work. We will then be exploring how to use the different types in our own work.

We will be learning from such masters as: Dorthy Parker, Joyce Carol Oats, Alice Munro, John Updike, Amy Tan, Raymond Carver, John Cheever, James Baldwin, Margaret Atwood, and Eudora Welty.

Textbook is required:
Moffett, James, and Kenneth R. McElheny. Points of View: An Anthology of Short Stories. New York: Penguin, 1995. Print​
Lisa J MacDonald
Start date
Mar 5, 2018 at 9:00 AM
End date
Apr 1, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Registration end date
Mar 7, 2018 at 4:00 PM
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Excellent, very advanced college-level class. Lisa is spectacular--very knowledgeable--and she makes you work hard. You'll need to buy the specific textbook she uses to benefit the most, and you'll need to read the short stories several times. But the best part is that you will write fresh material, and Lisa and the group will give you feedback on how to make your POV more like that in the story studied. There is way more to POV than simply sticking in a first-person or a third-person narrator. Is your narrator an eavesdropper? Is he a liar? Is he imparting memoir? Why is the narrator fascinated by the story he is telling? You'll learn very specific narrative styles that you can experiment with and include in your writer's toolbox in years to come. This course will also make you a better reader, too. Thank you, Lisa. "See you" again at soon.