A Prose Workshop
Instructor: Pope Brock
Maximum Attendees: 15
Every good writer has to confront it, the moment when you’ve got a good first draft. Now you’re faced with “making it better.” OK, but what does that mean exactly? How do you go about it? This workshop cuts through the fog by offering a range of specific tools to help you make your manuscript, whatever the genre, not only better but lots better. We’ll study the use and abuse of flashbacks; how and when to cut; how a knowledge of theater craft can bring extra life to your scenes; how to keep the reader curious. Your job, after all, is to fascinate strangers, and to do that you need more than the ability to write. You have to know how to rewrite.
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Pope Brock is the author of two books: Indiana Gothic (Doubleday/Nan A. Talese), the story of the murder of his great-grandfather, and Charlatan: America’s Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him and the Age of Flim Flam (Crown), named by New York Times critic Janet Maslin as one of the ten best books of 2008. He has written for many publications including Esquire, GQ, Rolling Stone and People and has been a longtime contributor to the London Sunday Times Magazine. He teaches fiction and nonfiction at the University of Nebraska low-residency MFA program.