“The house ached. It creaked when the wind hit it. The winter cold rattled its beams and windows. The warmth that was there beforehand leaked through the cracks and was replaced with enough emptiness to invite mourning in. This was the house that started it all; this was the house that ended it all. The alpha and omega of tragedy and I was in the middle of it all, letting it all soak in.” A place is another character in a story. Writers have heard this so much it’s almost cliche. However, cliches are not always wrong. Learning to treat a place like a character is easier said than done. Who cares about the house, or the lobby, or the room where a story takes place? Your reader does, and setting can do some of the heavy lifting of storytelling. When you factor in not only location but the time period and the rules of a place, the boundaries of setting can enhance stories to their full potential. In this workshop, we’ll read some examples, do our own writing, and look at place as a person.
INSTRUCTOR: ICESS FERNANDEZ ROJAS TIME: Saturday, February 1st, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM PRICE: Early-Bird until Monday, January 27th: $45 for members, $60 for non-members. After Monday, January 27th: $55 for members, $70 for non-members. Become a member here. Scholarships available here. LOCATION: Writespace at Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards #208, Houston, TX 77007 LEVEL: All Levels CAP: Limited to 15 Writers