TOUCHSTONES CREATIVE WRITING GROUP
JULY 2021 WORKSHOP
at Touchstones Arts & Heritage Centre, The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AQ,
on Thursday, 1st July, at 2pm,
facilitated by writer and storyteller,
The subject of Jennie’s July 2021 workshop will be:
Living on the edge – writing a cliffhanger that keeps your reader wanting more.
Love it or loathe it, the mega bestseller, The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown had people hooked with its twisty-turning plot and cliff-hangers. Cliff-hangers create an impact in storytelling and leave the reader thirsting for more. As Dan Brown himself puts it: “Leave the reader thinking, ‘All right, I’ll read just one more page….””
The Arabian Nights stories used them to keep listeners entertained. Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy swore by them to keep readers wanting to read more from instalments in magazines. And you can create effective cliff-hangers too There will be activities to give your stories punch and a cooperative writing session to get your writing living on the edge.