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Conner Bassett

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 […]

How Stories Work—Writing Workshop #37: Poetry (Revisited)

An update from our thirty-seventh Writing Workshop with Conner Bassett A summary of the workshop held on Saturday, May 14, plus some of the output published below During every session, Conner devotes one workshop to discussing poetry—namely, how a poem functions. This week we again brought our attention to poetry, beginning with a personal anecdote […]