Looking Back or Moving Forward: The Importance of Backstory and Flashback in Your Fiction - ONLINE CLASS

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Taught by Joe Pfister

Joe Pfister is a writer, teacher, and Tecmo Super Bowl enthusiast living in Brooklyn. His fiction has appeared in such publications as PANK, New World Writing, Juked, and decomP, among others. He is a graduate of the MFA Writing program at Sarah Lawrence College and currently serves as an annual juror for The Scholastic Writing Awards and fiction editor of The Boiler Journal.

Wednesday, November 11, 7:00-9:00pm Eastern Time via Zoom

Location: Online Class

Backstory. Flashback. What’s the difference? How much is too much? In this discussion-based craft workshop, we will read and analyze key examples from well-known authors such as Nick White, Alice Munro, Amor Towles, and Sally Rooney. We’ll explore the ins and outs of tense, point of view, and narrative momentum when deciding where and how to employ these techniques in your fiction.

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