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Writing Workshop

Writing Workshop #29: Rhythm, Phrasing, Cadence, & Narrative Arc

An update from our twenty-ninth Writing Workshop! A summary of the workshop held on Saturday November 21, plus some of the output published below This week William returned to talk about rhythm, phrasing and cadence in writing, with a focus on the impact of short sentences, and the relationships between music, painting, and writing. We […]

How Stories Work—Writing Workshop #39: Long Sentences

An update from our thirty-ninth Writing Workshop with Conner Bassett A summary of the workshop held on Saturday, May 28, plus some of the output published below. This week, Conner lectured on something he never had before: long sentences, which have become in today’s day and age somewhat of a dying art form. To begin, […]

How Stories Work—Writing Workshop #38: Anaphora

An update from our thirty-eighth Writing Workshop with Conner Bassett A summary of the workshop held on Saturday, May 21, plus some of the output published below This week we focused on the literary device of anaphora, meaning a repetition of word or phrase at the beginning of successive sentences or poetic lines. From the […]

Writing Workshop #65: Protagonists and Antagonists

An update from our sixty-fifth Writing Workshop A summary of the workshop held on May 14th, plus some of the output published below Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and the ballet’s conflict between Prince Siegfried and Baron Von Rothbart, William focused on protagonists and antagonists. Students saw examples in Harry Potter versus Voldemort, Luke Skywalker versus […]