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FREE | Point of View – How to tell a better story

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Point of View – How to tell a better story
Point of view is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a writer.

About this event

How This 90-Minute Workshop Will Help You

Whether you’re writing a short story, novel, or memoir, somebody tells the story. A narrator? Is someone central to the story? A secondary character? If this is a true story, whose eyes will we look through? Yours? A younger you? Your future self?

How do writers make these decisions, and how does the decision change the story? Why does Dr. Watson narrate the Sherlock Holmes stories, instead of Sherlock Holmes? Why is To Kill a Mockingbird narrated by a child? How do 1st, 2nd, and 3rd person fit into this? And if you have multiple characters telling the story, how do you handle the transition?

Writer & Writing Coach Myra Levine will take this complex subject and make it understandable. Writing prompts will give you an opportunity to practice establishing, maintaining, and changing points of View.

What You’ll Do in the Workshop

• Learn what Point of View (POV) is really about

• Practice spotting POV errors and correcting them

• Practice new writing skills

Who Should Attend

• New writers who don’t understand this POV stuff

• Writers who feel awkward choosing and maintaining POV in their work and wonder if they’re doing it right

• Writers who always choose the same POV because they’re uncomfortable doing anything else

About Myra

Myra Levine is on a mission: to make sure that nobody dies with their story still inside them. She shows people how to turn their memories into interesting stories—even novels—with techniques not taught in school. And her classes are FUN. To Myra, writing isn’t about grammar or spelling or knowing where to put the commas; it’s about capturing a moment in a way that brings it to life. As a writing coach, she challenges her clients to dig deeper into their lives to find the germ of an idea that will become a great story, or a dozen great stories, or a terrific novel. Her favorite students fall into two categories: people who are sure they can’t write, and people who are sure they can!

Before turning to fiction, Myra spent decades writing television and radio scripts, instructional videos, and corporate marketing programs. She won many local and regional advertising awards before leaving corporate life to become a wife and mother of two adopted kids. Stay-at-home-motherhood rekindled her ambition to write fiction.

As Myra puts it, “If you turn the truth into fiction, you’re less likely to get sued.”

Written under the name M.E. Levine, Myra’s first novel, Revenge of the Soccer Moms, is available on Amazon.com (print & e-book) and Audible.com (audiobook). Her second novel, The Dead Mothers’ Club, is available on Amazon.com in print and e-book and will soon be available as an audiobook!

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