ZOOMING IN ON THE THIRD PERSON: THE CINIMATIC NARRATOR
Authors are always trying to discover new tricks to use the 3rd person narrator more elegantly. In this online workshop we'll learn to use the narrator as a cinematographer including how to frame certain "shots" and how to decide where to "position the camera". We'll also discuss how best to choose when to shift into a protagonist's mind, versus when it's advantageous to stay in the "objective" view of the narrator. The course will cover all options in this POV strategy, as well as provide in-class writing prompts to practice these new principles.
Join critically acclaimed author, creative writing professor (and founder of Decant) Joshua Mohr for a 90 minute online class, where we will learn how to most effectively utilize the third person narrator.
This course will include the following:
- A 90-minute interactive craft lecture: "The Cinimatic Narrator"
- 2 Guided in-class writing prompts
- Opportunity to share your work and get feedback from peers
As part of this class you'll also get access to Decant's private Facebook group for ongoing peer support and community building. Writing can be lonely -- when it’s just us and our C: Drives -- and we want to foster a writing community where we'll all have the necessary support to finish the next draft.
When: Sunday, November 20th, 10:00 am PST
Where: Online -- all you need is a computer and a internet connection to attend!
JOSHUA MOHR is the author of five novels, including Damascus, which the New York Times called “Beat-poet cool.” He’s also written Fight Song and Some Things That Meant the World to Me—one of O Magazine’s Top 10 reads of 2009 and a San Francisco Chronicle best-seller—as well as Termite Parade, an Editors’ Choice on the New York Times Best Seller List. His novel All This Life recently won the Northern California Book Award.
In addition to his work at Decant, he teaches creative writing at Stanford University, the University of San Francisco and the San Francisco Writers Grotto.