Stirring the Menudo: Why Conflict Is Essential To Good Storytelling
Guest Speaker: Eduardo Santiago
Eduardo Santiago's first novel Tomorrow They Will Kiss was an Edmund White Debut Fiction Award finalist and won Latino Book Award for Best Historical Novel. His second book, Midnight Rumba, won the New England Book Award - Best Fiction. His short stories have appeared in ZYZZYVA, Slow Trains, and The Caribbean Writer, and the upcoming Palm Springs Noir. His nonfiction was published in the Los Angeles Times, The Advocate, and Out Traveler Magazine. His screenplay, Proof Sheet (co-written) is currently in post-production. Mr. Santiago teaches creative writing at UCLA Extension and Idyllwild Arts Summer Program. He is two-time PEN Fellow and the founder and curator of the Idyllwild Author’s Series.
I see it all the time in my creative writing classes – nice people try to write books and their characters are all nice and conflict averse. These are dangerous times and most of us will go out of our way to avoid conflict that could flare into violence. But in writing, that’s what we want most! Without conflict there’s no story. In this essential tutorial you will learn a myriad of ways to enrich your story with internal and external conflict, how to design the most delicious antagonists, and create formidable obstacles for your protagonist.
Zoom Online Meeting
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