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Friday, April 22 • 9:00am - 11:00am
Creating Tension in Fiction: A Craft Class with Brandon Hobson

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The elements of tension are important to think about as we create fiction. What are the stakes and are they high enough? How much motivation does a character need to work through a conflict, and why is this important? We will look at examples of tension and its importance. After looking at many examples of fiction that is skillfully employing techniques for creating tension, attendees will be given time to try to mimic these techniques in their own writing. You will come away from this class with inspiration and many starting points for your own work. While this class will focus on fiction, many of the techniques discussed can be used in nonfiction and poetry as well. This event is held in room 303, on the third floor of the Catalyst Building.  

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Brandon Hobson

Dr. Brandon Hobson received his PhD from Oklahoma State University. He is the author of four books, including the recent novel, The Removed. His novel, Where the Dead Sit Talking, was a finalist for the National Book Award, winner of the Reading the West Award, and longlisted for... Read More →

Friday April 22, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am PDT
Catalyst 303 601 E Riverside Ave, Spokane, WA 99202